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Noun: machine politician  mu'sheen ,pó-li'ti-shun
  1. A politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public ends
    - ward-heeler [N. Amer, informal], political hack, hack, heeler [N. Amer]

Derived forms: machine politicians

Type of: pol [N. Amer, informal], political leader, politician, politico [informal], pollie [Austral, informal], polly [Austral, informal]