Meaning of OPERATOR in English

n. 25B6; noun

a machine operator : MACHINIST, mechanic, operative, engineer, worker.

a tour operator : CONTRACTOR, entrepreneur, promoter, arranger, fixer.

(informal) a ruthless operator : MANIPULATOR, manoeuvrer, string-puller, mover and shaker, wheeler-dealer; N. Amer. informal wire-puller.

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