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trade

noun [C/U] (JOB)   /treɪd/
a job , esp . one that needs special skill and that involves working with your hands , or the type of work in which such skills are needed : [C] the building trades [U] He’s an auto mechanic / electrician by trade. A trade is also any business : [C] the book / tourist trade
(Definition of trade noun (JOB) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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