Definition of spymaster
: the head of a ring of spies : a director of intelligence
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Putin is a spymaster, a cunning analyst, a master manipulator and negotiator.
CNN quoted unnamed U.S. officials calling him a spymaster.
Yuri Drozdov was a Soviet spymaster who oversaw a sprawling network of KGB agents abroad.
Yuri Drozdov, 91, the Soviet spymaster who oversaw a sprawling network of KGB agents abroad, died Wednesday.
From a base in Mexico City, the pipe-smoking spymaster helped overthrow the Guatemalan president and oversaw a group of Cuban exiles in the Bay of Pigs fiasco.
Putin may have restored Russian pride, and a semblance of its Great Power status, but the former spymaster may well have overplayed his hand in trying to tilt the 2016 U.S. election to his preferred candidate.
During her work on the Underground Railroad, Tubman helped some 300 slaves escape to freedom and later worked as a cook, nurse and spymaster for the Union Army during the Civil War.
The brothers keep secrets even from their boss, the dying spymaster Freddy Craven, a family-member-by-proxy and one of the book’s most winning characters.
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