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spymaster

[spahy-mas-ter, -mah-ster] /ˈspaɪˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stər/
noun
1.
an espionage agent who directs a network of subordinate agents.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; spy + master
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  • Yet behind each stood a spymaster usually invisible or unnoticed.

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