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English Dictionary: middleman by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
middleman
n
  1. someone who buys large quantities of goods and resells to merchants rather than to the ultimate customers
    Synonym(s): jobber, middleman, wholesaler
  2. the performer in the middle of a minstrel line who engages the others in talk
    Synonym(s): interlocutor, middleman
  3. a person who is in a position to give you special assistance; "he used his business contacts to get an introduction to the governor"
    Synonym(s): contact, middleman
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Middleman \Mid"dle*man\, n.; pl. {Middlemen}.
      1. An agent between two parties; a broker; a go-between; any
            dealer between the producer and the consumer; in Ireland,
            one who takes land of the proprietors in large tracts, and
            then rents it out in small portions to the peasantry.
  
      2. A person of intermediate rank; a commoner.
  
      3. (Mil.) The man who occupies a central position in a file
            of soldiers.
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