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Definition of "cat burglar" [cat burglar]

  • A burglar who is especially skilled at stealthy or undetected entry of a premises. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cat burglar" in a sentence
  • "It is certain no one will remember, when I am gone, that I was a man who first published Lenny B.uce; that I saved two hundred acres of watershed land from develop­ers; that I once singlehandedly caught a car thief and on another occasion deduced the identity of a cat burglar and was instrumental in his capture; that I corresponded with the mysterious B. Traven and published his first book of short stories; that it was I who manipulated Mystery Writ­ers of America into paying authors and editors who con­tributed to their anthologies."
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