cracksman

[kraks-muh n]
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Origin of cracksman

First recorded in 1805–15; crack + -s3 + man1
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Related Words for cracksman

cracksman, housebreaker, yegg

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British Dictionary definitions for cracksman

cracksman

noun plural -men
  1. slang a burglar, esp a safe-breaker
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