Meaning of “contractor” in the English Dictionary

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contractornoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɑn·træk·tər/

a person or company that arranges to supply materials or workers, esp. for building

(Definition of “contractor” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"contractor" in Business English

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contractornoun [ C ]

uk /kənˈtræktər/ us WORKPLACE, HR

a person or company that is paid by another company to work on a particular project for a particular amount of money:

Working 24/7 is something IT contractors grow used to if they want to compete.

(Definition of “contractor” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)