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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who breaks into safes in order to steal items from them.

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  • n. One who breaks into safes, who practices safecracking.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a thief who breaks open safes to steal valuable contents

Etymologies

safe +‎ cracker (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • While Mr. Barr acknowledges the graciousness of the Newbury, "getting in there to look at a poetry book required a safecracker."

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  • I mean, okay, he was a safecracker and a jailbreak designer.

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  • 'The Italian Job' 2003 In this jaunty remake of the 1969 original, Charlize Theron gives a lovely performance as a safecracker named Stella, who towers over three Mini Coopers used as getaway cars by a crew of high-tech thieves.

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  • In Point Blank, Samuel (Gilles Lellouche) is a nurse's aide whose wife is kidnapped; his only instruction is to spring a hospital patient -- a safecracker named Hugo Sartet (Roschdy Zem), who has been hit by a motorcycle -- and bring him to exchange for his wife.

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  • Easier said than done: Hugo, a known safecracker, is now under police protection, considered a person of interest in the murder of a noted Parisian businessman.

    Marshall Fine: HuffPost Review: Point Blank

  • Here you can't imagine why anyone would go to all this trouble to create a "perfect" safecracker when perfectly good ones are available for a lot less.

    Fox's 'Dollhouse' is its own worst enemy

  • “Sadie” Cohen, a safecracker who had been in and out of Sing Sing.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • The marvelous cast includes Marcello Mastroianni, Vittorio Gassman, Renato Salvatori and, as a once-crackerjack safecracker closing in on senility, the legendary clown Tot ò.

    Dark

  • You can play a gangbanger, a pirate (sea or space), a bandit, a Mafioso, an elegant art thief, a pimp, a safecracker/security expert, a prisoner, a con man … So many of these archetypes find their way into other RPGs, but are consigned to a bit part.

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  • But if you lookat, in this case anyway, making this movie is a little bit like trying to pulloff a heist — trying to put the pieces together, get the getaway car driver andget the safecracker and all that stuff.

    Buzzine » The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

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