Pronounced: SLUM-gull-yuhn, noun
Notes: Yet again, a word I do not know
The word wirepuller is “a person who manipulates or exerts control from behind the scenes”
This word showed up in the early 1800s
Background / Comments
I was thinking of some device that stretched (“pulled”) wires, but that’s not it. This word is similar to the phrase “pulling the strings”. Puppets are controlled by strings; wires were used to control other things.