Every "boss" has what are termed "heelers," one function of whom is to buy votes and do other work in the interest of "reform."
Under no previous Boss had Tammany's heelers enjoyed such vast opportunities for "business."
I soon became on good terms with a number of the ordinary "heelers" and even some of the minor leaders.
It is inclosed with a railing which keeps off the spectators; none but the handlers and heelers being admitted withinside.
The fellow impersonated one of his heelers, took the civil-service examination in the heeler's name, and got the position for him.
On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to heelers, such as: hen, poultry, biddy, capon, chick, and cock.
From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.