kingmaker definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
a politically powerful person who is instrumental in getting candidates into office
kingmaker definition by American Heritage Dictionary
One who has the political power to influence the selection of a candidate for high public office.
- kingˈmakˌing adjective & n.