fixer

[fik-ser]
noun
1.
a person or thing that fixes.
2.
Informal. a person who arranges matters in advance through bribery or influence.
3.
Informal. fixer-upper ( def 2 ).
4.
Photography, fixative ( def 3 ).
5.
Slang. a person who sells narcotics to addicts.

Origin:
1840–50; fix + -er1

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fixer (ˈfɪksə)
 
n
1.  a person or thing that fixes
2.  photog a solution containing one or more chemical compounds that is used, in fixing, to dissolve unexposed silver halides. It sometimes has an additive to stop the action of developer
3.  slang a person who makes arrangements, esp by underhand or illegal means

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fixer definition


  1. n.
    a lawyer. (Underworld.) : Mooshoo's fixer didn't show up in court.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences
He is the fixer of problems not the cause of trouble.
Less than an hour after he left, our fixer received a call.
Securing the portraits required tenacity, quick reflexes and the wiles of a
  fixer.
Silver is found in used x-ray fixer solution, used x-ray film, and also dental
  amalgam.
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