American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who acts as an intermediary or messenger between two sides.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who passes from one to another of different persons or parties as an agent or assistant in negotiation or intrigue; one who serves another or others as an intermediary.
- n. A servant who assists in the duties of two positions. See the extract.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A negotiator who acts as a link between parties; an intermediate agent; a broker; a procurer; -- sometimes in a disparaging sense.
- n. a negotiator who acts as a link between parties
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“The three play different aspects of the Chevalier d'Éon, as well as two kings, a queen, doctors, narrators, a political go-between, a rival swordsman and a horse.”
“According to Schlumberger documents reviewed by the Journal, in 2002, Yemen's Petroleum Exploration and Production Authority, before signing off on the project, urged the company to hire a firm called Zonic Invest Ltd. as a go-between.”
“One institution stands out as perfectly placed to act as go-between amid all these vested interests: CLS Bank, the industry utility that steps in after trades are executed, wherever that might be, and handles the dull but crucial task of ensuring all sides of currency deals get paid.”
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“Also charged was a close aide, who was described in the superseding indictment as the go-between for the mayor and the contractor.”
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