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subcontractor

noun [C] (also sub-contractor)
 
 
/ˌsʌbkənˈtræktər/ US   /-kɑːntrækɚ/ MANAGEMENT, LAW
an outside person or organization that does work for an organization that might normally be done within it: I've had to employ several subcontractors to help complete the work. → Compare contractor, freelancer
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