Part of speech: noun

One who intervenes, as between producer and consumer.

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Usage examples "middleman":

  1. Goods sold to the United States Government, through sham middleman. - "Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist", Alexander Berkman.
  2. Though opinions differ considerably as to the precise status of the sweating middleman, it is evident that in the worst " sweating" trades he is not idle, and he is not rich. - "Problems of Poverty", John A. Hobson.
  3. All the gang are spotted at the offices, and it costs too much for them to pay a fence or a middleman of any standing. - "A Protegee of Jack Hamlin's and Other Stories", Bret Harte.