Mid"dle*man (?), n.; pl. Middlemen ().
An agent between two parties; a broker; a go-between; any dealer between the producer and the consumer; in Ireland, one who takes land of the proprietors in large tracts, and then rents it out in small portions to the peasantry.
A person of intermediate rank; a commoner.
The man who occupies a central position in a file of soldiers.
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