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English definition of “contractor”

contractor

noun [C]     /kənˈtræk.tər/ US  /ˈkɑːn.træk.tɚ/
a person or company that arranges to supply materials or workers for building or for moving goodsBusinesses and enterprises
(Definition of contractor noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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