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tradesman

noun [C]     /ˈtreɪdzmən/ (plural tradesmen)
a man who works in the building industry in a job that involves physical work and a practical skill: Many insurance companies provide lists of approved tradesmen.
COMMERCE a man who buys and sells goods, especially someone who owns a store: Local tradesmen are objecting to plans for a new shopping centre in the area.
(Definition of tradesman noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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