Glossary Term: “Cut-Out”

Just finished the FANTASTIC book “Barry & the Boys” by Daniel Hopsicker but kept getting tripped up by the term “cut-out.” Here’s what it means according to the New Ministry of Truth (ie Wikipedia):

In espionage parlance, a cut-out is a mutually trusted intermediary, method or channel of communication that facilitates the exchange of information between agents. Cutouts usually know only the source and destination of the information to be transmitted, not the identities of any other persons involved in the espionage process (need to know basis). Thus, a captured cutout cannot be used to identify members of an espionage cell.

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