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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who steals, in any sense; especially, a thief: as, a cattle-stealer.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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

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

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

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

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