What does housebreaker mean?

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Noun
  1. A criminal who breaks into and enters another's house or premises with the intent of committing a crime.
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First and foremost, Fagey, said the housebreaker, hows Bill?
I feel enough like a sneakin' ragamuffin and housebreaker as 'tis.
The more she regarded him, the stronger in her mind became the idea of the housebreaker.
Take that burly thief and housebreaker, bind him, and put him to the test.
They'll take you up for a housebreaker, if you're not quiet.
They might as well say I was a horse-stealer or a housebreaker.

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