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burglar

noun bandit, bank robber, criminal, despoiler, filcher, gangster, holdup man, homo trium literarum, larcener, marauder, pilferer, pillager, plunderer, prowler, raider, rifler, robber, safebreaker, safecracker, seccnd-story thief, sneak thief, spoiler, stealer, stickup man, thief
Associated concepts: burglar's tools, criminal trespass

BURGLAR. One who commits a burglary. (q. v.)

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