One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A person serving as a connection between groups of people.‘he was their linkman with the local drug community’
mediator, go-between, negotiator, intervenor, interceder, intercessor, arbitrator, arbiter, conciliator, peacemakerView synonyms
- ‘Last season the 34-year-old was linkman for O'Connor, who believes Brewster was his perfect foil.’
- ‘Being such a linkman endowed Zhou with the privilege of freely passing through the pits and team buildings and exploring the inner organization of the team.’
- ‘After all, as the British government's linkman he also helped to arm them, but that is another and much less edifying story.’
- ‘The former CIA Head of Station in Peru, believed to have been the linkman for the agency with Montesinos, has also refused to testify in a Peruvian court.’
- ‘The main linkman in the Caribbean also called in on the illegal bank as did other visitors from the London wing of the operation.’
- 1.1 A person providing continuity between items in a radio or television programme or between such programmes.
- ‘Much of the credit goes to his new caddie, BBC linkman Dougie Donnelly.’
- ‘The linkman rightly gave details of a local soccer game in which the Galway side did very well but why all this Chelsea stuff!’
- ‘He proved himself a competent linkman throughout the evening, providing the right blend of humour and strong Neil Diamond style vocals between the acts.’
- ‘Gary is now a BBC Television linkman and will be at the World Cup 2006 in Germany.’
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