Definitions for kingmakerˈkɪŋˌmeɪ kər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

king•mak•erˈkɪŋˌmeɪ kər(n.)

  1. one who has sufficient political power to influence the choice of candidates for public office.

    Category: Government

Origin of kingmaker:

1590–1600

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Warwick, Earl of Warwick, Richard Neville, Kingmaker(noun)

    English statesman; during the War of the Roses he fought first for the house of York and secured the throne for Edward IV and then changed sides to fight for the house of Lancaster and secured the throne for Henry VI (1428-1471)

  2. kingmaker(noun)

    an important person who can bring leaders to power through the exercise of political influence

    "the Earl of Warwick was the first kingmaker"

Wiktionary

  1. kingmaker(Noun)

    Someone who helps making a leader a force to reckon with, without having any desire for the position themselves.

Freebase

  1. Kingmaker

    Kingmaker were a British indie rock group, founded in Kingston upon Hull in 1990. The group was formed during their gap year by school friends Loz Hardy and Myles Howell. They placed an advertisement for a drummer, and recruited John Andrew who was an ex-travelling puppeteer, and considerably older.

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