wirepuller

[ wahyuh r-poo l-er ]
/ ˈwaɪərˌpʊl ər /

noun

a person or thing that pulls wires.
a person who uses secret means to direct and control the actions of others, especially for selfish ends; intriguer.

Origin of wirepuller

1825–30, Americanism; wire + puller
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British Dictionary definitions for wire-puller

wirepuller

/ (ˈwaɪəˌpʊlə) /

noun

mainly US and Canadian a person who uses private or secret influence for his own ends
Derived Formswirepulling, noun
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