subcontractors

subcontractor

[suhb-kon-trak-ter, suhb-kon-, suhb-kuhn-trak-ter]
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:
1835–45; sub- + contractor

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subcontractor (ˌsʌbkənˈtræktə)
 
n
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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