Definition of housebreaking noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

housebreaking

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈhaʊsbreɪkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaʊsbreɪkɪŋ//
 
[uncountable](especially British English) Types of crime
 
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the crime of entering a house illegally by using force, in order to steal things from it synonym burglary See related entries: Types of crime
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: housebreaking