a person who breaks open safes to rob them.

1930–35, Americanism; safe + cracker

safecracking, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
In theory, the cloak would slow down light coming into the robbery scene while the safecracker is at work.
Then he sent out a call for anyone among the troops or crew, who might be a safecracker, to help.
Mercenary nerd, serving as a combination hacker-safecracker.
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