cat's-paw

Primary Meanings of cat's-paw

1.
n
a hitch in the middle of rope that has two eyes into which tackle can be hooked
2.
n
a person used by another to gain an end
Full Definitions of cat's-paw
1

n a hitch in the middle of rope that has two eyes into which tackle can be hooked

Type of:
hitch
a knot that can be undone by pulling against the strain that holds it; a temporary knot
2

n a person used by another to gain an end

Synonyms:
instrument, pawn
Type of:
assistant, help, helper, supporter
a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

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