Definitions for rainmakerˈreɪnˌmeɪ kər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(among American Indians) a medicine man who by various rituals and incantations seeks to cause rain.
a person who tries to induce rainfall by artificial techniques, as by seeding clouds with silver iodide crystals.
Informal. an executive or lawyer able to secure clients, generate income, etc., as by using political connections.
Origin of rainmaker:
executive who is very successful in bringing in business to his company or firm
American Indian medicine man who attempt to make it rain
A native american medicine man who induces rain by rituals.
A person who induces rainfall through scientific methods (i.e. silver iodide cloud seeding).
(figurative) An employee of a company who creates a large amount of unexpected business, consistently brings in money at critical times, or brings in markedly more money than his or her co-workers, thereby "floating their salaries".
(figurative) An investor in sick or start-up business ventures.
(figurative) An executive or lawyer with exceptional ability to attract clients, use political connections, or increase profits, etc.
A batted ball that is hit very high into the air.