Definition of Housebreaker

1. Noun. A burglar who unlawfully breaks into and enters another person's house.

Exact synonyms: Cat Burglar
Generic synonyms: Burglar



2. Noun. A wrecker of houses. "In England a housewrecker is called a housebreaker"
Exact synonyms: Housewrecker
Generic synonyms: Wrecker

Definition of Housebreaker

1. n. One who is guilty of the crime of housebreaking.

Definition of Housebreaker

1. Noun. A criminal who breaks into and enters another's house or premises with the intent of committing a crime. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Housebreaker

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Housebreaker

house wine
house wines
house wren
houseboat
houseboater
houseboaters
houseboats
houseboi
housebois
housebote
housebotes
housebound
houseboy
houseboys
housebreaker (current term)
housebreakers
housebreaking
housebreakings
housebreaks
housebroke
housebuilder
housebuilders
housebuilding
housebuyer
housebuyers
housebuying
housecall
housecalls

Literary usage of Housebreaker

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1. Century Readings for a Course in English Literature by John William Cunliffe, Karl Young (1915)
"... antiquary fall across a sheet of manu- POET AND housebreaker script and the name will be recalled the old infamy will pop out into daylight like Perhaps ..."

2. English Prose (1137-1890) by John Matthews Manly (1909)
"ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON (1850-1894) FRANCOIS VILLON, STUDENT, POET, AND housebreaker Perhaps one of the most curious revolutions in literary history is the ..."

3. A Brief Historical Relation of State Affairs from September 1678 to April 1714 by Narcissus Luttrell (1857)
"Monday last, Hall the chimney sweeper, a most notorious housebreaker, was taken and committed to Newgate. Six Dutch posts arrived, advise, ..."

4. Lives of the Most Remarkable Criminals, who Have Been Condemned and Executed (1873)
"... a housebreaker. [HOUGH Vices and Extravagancies are the common Causes which induce Men to fall into those illegal Practices which lead to a shameful ..."

5. Things I Have Seen and People I Have Known by George Augustus Sala (1894)
"Pictures Recalled by Association—Jack Sheppard, with a Difference —Cruikshank's Presentment of the housebreaker—A Portrait at Washington—Guide's "Beatrice ..."

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