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master builder

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

Master Builder, The

noun
1.
a play (1892) by Ibsen.
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Examples from the web for master builder
  • It doesn't take much to become a master builder here.
  • They ought to know better, the street fighter and the master builder.
  • Making smaller wooden boats requires great skill and builders often apprentice with a master builder to learn the trade.
  • The present house was built by a master builder and apprentices who lived on the place until completion.
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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