from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who snatches, or takes suddenly or guiltily: as, a body-snatcher; specifically, formerly, in Scotland, a roving thief, especially one of a body of plunderers hanging upon a military force.
  • noun plural In ornithology, specifically, birds of prey; the Raptores, See cuts under Raptores.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who snatches, or takes abruptly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun one who snatches, or steals by snatching.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a thief who grabs and runs
  • noun someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom)


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