Wire tapper
Wire tapper Wire tapper One that taps, or cuts in on, telegraph wires and intercepts messages; hence (Slang), a swindler who pretends to tap wires or otherwise intercept advance telegraphic news for betting. -- {Wire tapping}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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