Definition of rule-bender in US English:

rule-bender

noun

  • 1Originally Typography. A machine for bending straight pieces of metal.

  • 2A person who bends the rules. Compare to bend the rules.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Weekly News (Mansfield, Ohio). From rule + bender.

Pronunciation

rule-bender

/ˈruːlˌbɛndə/