Pronunciation: (hous'brā"kur),[key] —n. 1. a person who breaks into and enters a house with a felonious intent.
2. Brit. a. a worker or wrecking company that demolishes houses and buildings, as to make room for new construction.
b. a person who buys doors, paneled walls, etc., from standing houses, to sell as antiques; a person who dismantles a house of its valuable parts before it is torn down.