from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who directs clandestine intelligence activities.

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  • n. The leader of a group of spies

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  • n. someone who directs clandestine intelligence activities


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  • MOSCOW Reuters - Russia's domestic intelligence agency said on Tuesday that it had established the guilt of a man local media have identified as the spymaster who betrayed a ring of agents operating in the United States last year.

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  • She also found material about Judah Benjamin, secretary of state for the Confederacy and a southern "spymaster," as well as other Jewish spies on both sides.


  • - Over the past few days, perhaps you've seen a few tweets pop up in your stream from people you follow that end with the "spymaster" hashtag.

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  • As such, if you've been on Twitter today, you probably noticed "spymaster" working its way up the Trending Topics list.


  • In 2007, spymaster Ramiro Valdes, now Cuba's vice president, defended his country's restrictions on the Internet and called the Web the "wild colt of new technologies that can and must be controlled."

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  • Jacob Zuma is a former goatherd, a master of traditional Zulu stick-fighting, a resistance hero, a one-time spymaster, a graceful dancer, and the father of some 20 children.

    Jacob’s Ladder

  • The Serious Fraud Office is also looking into an elaborate scam that took in the former England football manager Sven-Göran Eriksson, former spymaster Sir John Walker and the North Korean government.

    Fraud at senior management level is highlighted in KPMG report

  • His supposed spymaster: Dan, the young man I had filmed chatting with Mohamed by Internet.

    The Day Mohamed Laid Down His Rocket Launcher

  • For, as the man who actually announced the change, veteran Egyptian spymaster Omar Suleiman, put it: "President Hosni Mubarak has decided to relinquish the office of the presidency and has instructed the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to take over the affairs of the country."

    William Bradley: Is the Obama Administration Still Way Behind the Curve on Egypt?

  • Longtime Egyptian spymaster Omar Suleiman announced the departure of President Hosni Mubarak, saying the country will be run by the military.

    William Bradley: Is the Obama Administration Still Way Behind the Curve on Egypt?


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