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subcontractor

[suhb-kon-trak-ter, suhb-kon-, suhb-kuh n-trak-ter] /sʌbˈkɒn træk tər, ˈsʌbˌkɒn-, ˌsʌb kənˈtræk tər/
noun
1.
Law. a person who or business that contracts to provide some service or material necessary for the performance of another's contract.
2.
a person or business firm contracted to do part of another's work.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; sub- + contractor
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Examples from the web for subcontractor
  • He said the equipment, owned by a subcontractor, would be removed soon.
  • The subcontractor's registration number must be visible and readable by the public without having to be asked by the public.
  • The errors concerned subcontractor employees' billings.
  • Continue to list every subcontractor and supplier even after the commitment dollar amount has been paid in full.
British Dictionary definitions for subcontractor

subcontractor

/ˌsʌbkənˈtræktə/
noun
1.
a person, company, etc, that enters into a subcontract, esp a firm that undertakes to complete part of another's contract
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Word Origin and History for subcontractor
n.

1842, from sub- + contractor.

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