Definitions

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  • n. a safebreaker
  • n. a fisherman
  • n. a fishing boat with identical bow and stern.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A fisherman; -- so called after the apostle Peter.

from The 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.

Etymologies

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peter (“17th century slang for a safe, cash box”) +‎ man

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after the apostle Peter, a fisherman

Examples

  • 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.

    The Saint in Action

  • 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.

    Black Jack

  • Hey dance lovers, the last hour with simone peterman from cirque mystique with house and progressive dance hits.

    World of SL

  • While none of these ideas are definite ways of getting a great price, these will definitely help peterman homes for sale you to get back on track fast.

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  • j peterman hair remover tuhds20 hd200 autoloaders gone fishing video game polar bear - 2006-08-12 06: 54: 55

    Feeling all gooey inside

  • "I knew about it -- got it from a peterman who has studied safes and all that sort of thing.

    The Ear in the Wall

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  • Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder. I'd vote for a Mickey Finn.

    November 6, 2012

  • Two fingers of absinthe?

    November 5, 2012

  • n. lowercase A luggage thief who steals from vehicles.

    n. lowercase A thief who uses knockout drops as an aid to robbery.

    What's a knockout drop?

    October 31, 2012