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Definitions and Synonyms of cat's-paw | Another word for cat's-paw | What is cat's-paw?

Definition 1: a hitch in the middle of rope that has two eyes into which tackle can be hooked - [noun denoting artifact]

(cat's-paw is a kind of ...) a knot that can be undone by pulling against the strain that holds it; a temporary knot

Definition 2: a person used by another to gain an end - [noun denoting person]

(cat's-paw is a kind of ...) a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

"my invaluable assistant" "they hired additional help to finish the work"

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