[wahyuh r-poo l-er]
- 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.
- snake(def 3b).
Origin of wirepuller
1825–30, Americanism; wire + puller
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Historical Examples of wirepuller
He never can be going to match himself against that Wirepuller!
He was known as a "wirepuller," and the other wire-pullers of his party used to meet in his office and discuss matters.Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home
- mainly US and Canadian a person who uses private or secret influence for his own ends
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