thief


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.

thief

[′thēf]
(petroleum engineering)
In the petroleum industry, a device that permits the taking of samples from a predetermined location in the liquid body to be sampled.
References in periodicals archive ?
HOLME: Feb 5: Thief steals stone slates by climbing onto garage roof.
December 15 - thief stole fuel tank from Nissan Cabstar truck.
Thief got into secure prefab garage by damaging roofing.
March 4 - Thief smashed rear driver's side window of vehicle and stole laptop.
Thief used stone to smash nearside front window to get into vehicle.
Thief forced driver's lock to get into car and steal sat-nav.