Definition of housebreaker:
- thief (part of speech: noun)
- "The Hampstead Mystery", John R. Watson.
- "The Claverings", Anthony Trollope.
She had cowed this ruffian at their first meeting by an assumption of calm courage and superiority in a crisis when most women, thus confronted at dead of night by a housebreaker, would have shrunk trembling and helpless before him.- "M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur."", G.J. Whyte-Melville.