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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English stelere, equivalent to steal +‎ -er. Cognate with Danish stjæler (stealer).

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stealer (plural stealers)

  1. (chiefly in combination) One who steals; a thief.
    a child-stealer; a chicken-stealer
    • 2013, Ruth I. Johnson, Joy Sparton and the Money Mix-Up
      “You're a stealer and a robber and a swiper and a thief,” I shouted.
  2. (shipbuilding) The endmost plank of a strake which stops short of the stem or stern.

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