cracksman

cracksman

[kraks-muhn]
noun, plural cracksmen. Slang.
burglar; housebreaker.

Origin:
1805–15; crack + -s3 + man1

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cracksman (ˈkræksmən)
 
n , pl -men
slang a burglar, esp a safe-breaker

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