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wirepuller

[wahyuh r-poo l-er] /ˈwaɪərˌpʊl ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that pulls wires.
2.
a person who uses secret means to direct and control the actions of others, especially for selfish ends; intriguer.
3.
snake (def 3b).
Origin
1825-1830
1825-30, Americanism; wire + puller
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British Dictionary definitions for wirepuller

wirepuller

/ˈwaɪəˌpʊlə/
noun
1.
(mainly US & Canadian) a person who uses private or secret influence for his own ends
Derived Forms
wirepulling, noun
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