wagon master

noun
2.
Also, wagonmaster. a person hired or chosen to lead and guide a caravan of recreational vehicles, as campers, on a trip.
3.
Facetious. any leader, chief, commander, or the like: the wagon master of the bill now before Congress.

Origin:
1635–45

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