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  • n. One who steals; a thief.
  • n. The endmost plank of a strake which stops short of the stem or stern.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who steals; a thief.
  • n. The endmost plank of a strake which stops short of the stem or stern.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who steals, in any sense; especially, a thief: as, a cattle-stealer.
  • n. 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.

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

  • n. a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it

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