secret agent

Definitions of secret agent

n a person secretly employed in espionage for a government

intelligence agent, intelligence officer, operative
Margarete Gertrud Zelle
Dutch dancer who was executed by the French as a German spy in World War I (1876-1917)
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an operative serving as a penetration into an intelligence target
agent provocateur, provocateur
a secret agent who incites suspected persons to commit illegal acts
bridge agent
an operative who acts as a courier or go-between from a case officer to a secret agent in a hostile area
case officer
an operative who also serves as an official staffer of an intelligence service
codetalker, windtalker
a secret agent who was one of the Navajos who devised and used a code based on their native language; the code was unbroken by the Japanese during World War II
a member of a surveillance team who works on foot or rides as a passenger
an undercover agent who is given no official cover
spy, undercover agent
(military) a secret agent hired by a state to obtain information about its enemies or by a business to obtain industrial secrets from competitors
an operative who initiates his own defection (usually to a hostile country) for political asylum
action officer
the case officer designated to perform an act during a clandestine operation (especially in a hostile area)
counterspy, mole
a spy who works against enemy espionage
double agent
a spy who works for two mutually antagonistic countries
espionage agent
someone employed to spy on another country or business competitor
foreign agent
a spy for a foreign country
someone who takes up a position surreptitiously for the purpose of espionage
a spy or saboteur or terrorist planted in an enemy country who lives there as a law-abiding citizen until activated by a prearranged signal
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a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations

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