What does the word middleman mean?

Usage examples for middleman

  1. Goods sold to the United States Government, through sham middleman. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by 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 by 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 by Bret Harte