Meaning of pork-barreler

pork-bar•rel•er

Pronunciation: (pôrk'bar"u lur, pōrk'-), [key]
— n. Informal.
  1. a politician, esp. a senator or member of Congress who is party to or benefits from a pork barrel.
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