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building trades

plural noun
those trades, as carpentry, masonry, and plastering, that are primarily concerned with the construction and finishing of buildings.
Origin of building trades
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Published bi-weekly by some syndicats of the building-trades.

    Syndicalism in France Louis Levine
  • This Clue was a white cord similar to the sort used by masons (in the building-trades).

    Double Trouble Herbert Quick

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