English version

housebreaker

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhousebreakerhouse‧break‧er /ˈhaʊsˌbreɪkə $ -ər/ noun [countable]  CRIMEa thief who enters someone else’s house by breaking locks, windows etc syn burglarhousebreaking noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
housebreakerDo you have an enclosed unlit porch that would give a housebreaker some cover while working on the front door lock?But did the apartment I entered look like one into which another housebreaker had recently broken?Must the homeowner assist the housebreaker in finding goods the latter wishes to steal?
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