wire-pull·​er ˈwī(-ə)r-ˌpu̇-lər How to pronounce wire-puller (audio)
: one who uses secret or underhanded means to influence the acts of a person or organization
wire-pulling noun

Word History

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wire-puller was in 1825

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“Wire-puller.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wire-puller. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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