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  • n. One who lays conducting pipes in the ground, for water, gas, etc.
  • n. A politician who works in secret.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • One who lays conducting pipes in the ground, as for water, gas, etc.
  • A politician who works in secret; -- in this sense, usually written as one word.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A workman who lays gas-, water-, or drainage-pipes.
  • n. Apolitical intriguer (see the quotation); hence, any schemer.

Etymologies

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pipe +‎ layer

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