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middleman

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈmɪdlmæn/
COMMERCE a person or company that buys goods from the company that has produced them and makes a profit by selling them to a store or a user: You can lower the price if you cut out the middleman and buy directly from the factory.
COMMUNICATIONS a person who communicates or makes arrangements between two people or groups who are unwilling or unable to meet or deal directly with each other: Generally, any unsolicited offer to make money by being a middleman for a transaction for somebody you don't know is fraudulent.
(Definition of middleman from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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