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Meaning of housebreaker

house•break•er

Pronunciation: (hous'brā"kur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who breaks into and enters a house with a felonious intent.
    1. a worker or wrecking company that demolishes houses and buildings, as to make room for new construction.
    2. a person who buys doors, paneled walls, etc., from standing houses, to sell as antiques; a person who dismantles a house of its valuable parts before it is torn down.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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