|1.||[ noun ] (music,performing arts) the performer in the middle of a minstrel line who engages the others in talk|
|Related terms:||minstrel minstrel_show|
|2.||[ noun ] (business) someone who buys large quantities of goods and resells to merchants rather than to the ultimate customers|
|Related terms:||distributor meat_packer wholesale|
|3.||[ noun ] a person who is in a position to give you special assistance|
"he used his business contacts to get an introduction to the governor"