- The definition of a second-story man is a burglar who typically enters a building through an upstairs window.
An example of second-story man is someone climbing up a fire escape and breaking into an upstairs apartment.
second-story man definition by Webster's New World
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Informal a burglar who enters a building through an upstairs window
second-story man definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A burglar adept at entering through upstairs windows.