wirepuller
wirepuller wirepuller, Wire-puller Wire"-pull`er, n. One who pulls the wires, as of a puppet; hence, one who uses secret influence (i.e. pulls wires or strings) for his own ends; an intriguer. [1913 Webster]

Political wire-pullers and convention packers. --Lowell. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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