stealer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stealer a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Stealer One who steals; a thief.
    • Stealer (Shipbuilding) The endmost plank of a strake which stops short of the stem or stern.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stealer One who steals, in any sense; especially, a thief: as, a cattle-stealer.
    • n stealer Specifically In ship-building, the foremost or aftmost plank in a strake, which is dropped short of the stem or stern-post and butts against a notch or jog in another plank. Also called stealing-strake.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Stealer the act of taking another's property without his knowledge or consent: stolen property
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Usage

In literature:

I'm like Dan-ny-Clae, the sheep-stealer, when he came to die.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
The other a notorious horse-stealer, whom the law-abiding Stuttgarters had stoned but a few months past.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
Some time in the last century there lived at Corrivarlich a noted sheep-stealer named Alastair Bane.
"Chronicles of Strathearn" by Various
And can't you see those brave women stealers go kerplunk down into the trenches?
"The Pathless Trail" by Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
Matey certainly could not be called a clever dog stealer, because he had no notion of how to preserve that which he stole.
"Finn The Wolfhound" by A. J. Dawson
He looked like a sheep-stealer.
"The Monster and Other Stories" by Stephen Crane
Nature, which gives each tools for the trade which he most loves, made him a bait-stealer extraordinary with these.
"Old Plymouth Trails" by Winthrop Packard
Last of all, he took the Skin that the fat egg-stealer had been holding out to him.
"Rastignac the Devil" by Philip José Farmer
You came from Catharine's, you watch-stealer.
"The Conscript" by Émile Erckmann
The famous child stealer, Retz, here took his first flight in villany.
"La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages" by Jules Michelet
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In news:

Across 1 ___-stealer 6 Fridge stickers 13 1992 Madonna album 15 Arctic herd 16 Corny game show set on city streets.
They were bank robbers, murderers and headline stealers.
Even more amazing is that since few guys even attempted to steal on Bench, that means only the very best stealers even tried.
Descendants' Scene-Stealer Nick Krause is Latino + George Clooney's Latino Name.
Baby Stealer Get 12 Years.
The Difference Between a Murderer and a Bagel- Stealer .
"The Vampire Diaries": Damon the Heart Stealer .
Obama's Chief Newspaper Stealer .
Meat stealer 's t-shirt gives him away.
The catcher has thrown out 20 of 28 would-be base-stealers.
Village candidate chases apparent political sign stealer all over Miami Featured.
Lauri Patterson Crock pots can be a time saver but also a 'flavor stealer' according to Chef Nancy.
Bear Grylls out to destroy the dream stealers.
Lesson learned from sticker stealer.
Rivera, who was Joe Mauer's substitute for 46 games last season, impressed with his defense as he threw out 40 percent of would-be stealers.
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