from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that fixes: a fixer of radios.
- n. Informal A person who uses influence or makes arrangements for another, especially by improper or unlawful means.
- n. A chemical preservative used to fix a photographic image.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Agent noun of fix; one who, or that which, fixes.
- n. A chemical (sodium thiosulfate) used in photographic development that fixes the image in place, preventing further chemical reactions.
- n. A person who arranges immunity for defendants by tampering with the justice system via bribery or extortion, especially as a business endeavor for profit.
- n. A person who assists foreign journalists in volatile countries, they often provide interpretation, personal connections, and transportation as a service.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which fixes, establishes, or renders permanent; specifically, any solution used to fix a photograph, a crayon drawing, etc.; a fixative.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a chemical compound that sets or fixes something (as a dye or a photographic image)
- n. synthetic narcotic drug similar to morphine but less habit-forming; used in narcotic detoxification and maintenance of heroin addiction
- n. a skilled worker who mends or repairs things
- n. someone who intervenes with authorities for a person in trouble (usually using underhand or illegal methods for a fee)
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In Iraq and Afghanistan and a growing number of other places, the foreign correspondent would be a target with or without the fixer, but the fixer is a target because he or she is with the foreign correspondent.
No. The "fixer" is an employee of Khamal's, and Khamal is, I believe, an agent of the Iranian government.
Memo, the watch fixer, is close to the front of the line of venders.
The only money that ever changed hands in gathering this story was the standard rental for a motor boat and captain -- that was about $700; and the standard fee to a local freelance journalist, who we call a fixer, for his help in the reporting and translation, about $150 a day for that for three days.
Shortcut anyone with experience in fixer uppers in Mexico?
Having relocated his family, wife Patti and twin 6-year-old sons, Mr. Steigmeyer dispelled rumors in an interview Wednesday about his being a short-term fixer, a caretaker or a proxy for a future buyer.
Sebastian Petion, who has been our amazing "fixer" -- almost a producer -- in Haiti, told me that the greatest fear is an outbreak of cholera in the slum areas, where sanitation is much worse than in the tent cities like Parc Marie St. Vincent that are supplied by NGOs.
"And if it does get more polarized, the situation is made for a 'fixer' -- and that's Mike."
I've had various people say to me that it's only a matter of time until a journalist gets killed in Afghanistan, given the fact that in so many cases they go where the soldiers do, and in many others they're travelling with their "fixer" - completely unprotected.
A former organized crime "fixer" - Levine spent a decade on the inside of a federal pen.