Burker



to murder, as by suffocation, so as to leave no or few marks of violence.
to suppress or get rid of by some indirect maneuver.
Historical Examples

The Fiend’s Delight Dod Grile
The History of Burke and Hare George Mac Gregor

verb (transitive)
to murder in such a way as to leave no marks on the body, usually by suffocation
to get rid of, silence, or suppress
noun
Edmund. 1729–97, British Whig statesman, conservative political theorist, and orator, born in Ireland: defended parliamentary government and campaigned for a more liberal treatment of the American colonies; denounced the French Revolution
Robert O’Hara. 1820–61, Irish explorer, who led the first expedition (1860–61) across Australia from south to north. He was accompanied by W. J. Wills, George Grey, and John King; King alone survived the return journey
William. 1792–1829, Irish murderer and body snatcher; associate of William Hare
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