Definition of grafter :
1. An instrument by which grafting is facilitated.
2. One who inserts scions on other stocks, or propagates fruit by ingrafting.
3. The original tree from which a scion has been taken for grafting upon another tree.
thief (part of speech: noun)
highwayman, pirate, lawbreaker, burglar, felon, mugger, culprit, larcener, filcher, lifter, prowler, housebreaker, stealer, poacher, criminal, outlaw, hijacker, pickpocket, cat burglar, thug, thief, robber, villain, larcenist, delinquent, crook, evildoer, swindler
- Then when you've started getting old and sick and foolish again, having grafted a pile out of life yourself, don't every grafter you ever knew come around an' hand you cures and listen to your senile wisdom just as though they thought you the greatest proposition ever and hated to see you sick? - "The Son of his Father", Ridgwell Cullum.
- When we had made Herman as comfortable as we could, Garrick added to Dillon, who stood over us, speechless, " You had under you one of the strong links in the secret system of police protection of vice and crime, and you never knew it- the greatest grafter and scientific gunman that I ever knew. - "Guy Garrick", Arthur B. Reeve.
- If Marie had been simply a low, commercial grafter, Terry, the idealist, would not have been interested. - "An Anarchist Woman", Hutchins Hapgood.