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master builder

noun
1.
a building contractor.
2.
a person skilled in the art of building; architect.
Origin of master builder
1550-1560
1550-60

Master Builder, The

noun
1.
a play (1892) by Ibsen.
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  • But when it comes to building, Pee-wee himself is a master builder of castles in the air.

    Roy Blakeley in the Haunted Camp Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • With such a master builder he was ready to roof the whole city.

    Cleopatra, Complete Georg Ebers
  • The master builder was naturally the man looked to, and he gave answer quietly and firmly.

    The Sign Of The Red Cross Evelyn Everett-Green
  • Or was it rather The master builder that was germinating in his mind?

    Hedda Gabler Henrik Ibsen
  • "It might be the greater mercy," answered the master builder in a depressed voice.

    The Sign Of The Red Cross Evelyn Everett-Green
  • That my master builder dares not—cannot—climb as high as he builds?

    The Master Builder Henrik Ibsen
  • The master builder, however, remained in Russia, where he lived a long time in obscurity.

    The Empire of Russia John S. C. Abbott
  • Our spider is an artist, evidently the master builder and architect of her kind.

    Under the Maples John Burroughs
  • He was his father's son to the last drop of his blood, a master builder working with might and main.

    Fresh Fields John Burroughs
British Dictionary definitions for master builder

master builder

noun
1.
a person skilled in the design and construction of buildings, esp before the foundation of the profession of architecture
2.
a self-employed builder who employs labour
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