second-story mansec·ond-sto·ry man
The second-story man climbs up the fire escape ladder to break into apartments through the windows.
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.
Informal a burglar who enters a building through an upstairs window
A burglar adept at entering through upstairs windows.