/pee"teuhr meuhn/, n., pl. petermen. Slang.
a safecracker.
Also, peteman.
[1805-15; peter a safe or cash box, orig. a portmanteau or trunk, as an object to be stolen or rifled (of obscure orig.) + -MAN]

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Universalium. 2010.

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