rainmaker

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Noun[edit]

rainmaker (plural rainmakers)

  1. A native american medicine man who induces rain by rituals.
  2. A person who induces rainfall through scientific methods (i.e. silver iodide cloud seeding).
  3. (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".
  4. (figurative) An investor in sick or start-up business ventures.
  5. (slang) (figurative) An executive or lawyer with exceptional ability to attract clients, use political connections, or increase profits, etc.
    The president has several rainmakers among his advisers.
  6. (baseball, informal) A batted ball that is hit very high into the air.
    The slugger is known for hitting rainmakers.