Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fisherman.
- n. [lowercase] A luggage thief who steals from vehicles.
- n. [lowercase] A thief who uses knockout drops as an aid to robbery.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An obs. local term in Eng. A fisherman; -- so called after the apostle Peter.
- peter (“17th century slang for a safe, cash box”) + man (Wiktionary)
“Besides which, the Saint was prepared to boast that he could make any professional peterman look like a two-year-old infant playing with a rubber crowbar when it came to safe-opening.”
“As a peterman he was a loud ha-ha; as a damper-getter he was just an amateur; as a heel or a houseman, well, them things were just outside him.”
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“I knew about it -- got it from a peterman who has studied safes and all that sort of thing.”
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List of words referent to persons who commit specific crimes, or are suspected of committing those crimes, beginning with arsonist and safecracker.
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