subcontractor Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"subcontractor" in British English

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subcontractornoun [C]

uk   /ˌsʌb.kənˈtræk.tər/  us   /-kɑːn.træk.ɚ/
a ​person or ​company that does ​part of a ​job that another ​person or ​company is ​responsible for
(Definition of subcontractor from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"subcontractor" in American English

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subcontractornoun [C]

 us   /sʌbˈkɑn·træk·tər, ˈsʌbˌkɑn-, ˌsʌb·kənˈtræk-/
a ​person or ​company that a contractorpays to do ​part of the ​work that the ​contractor has ​agreed to do: an ​electrical subcontractor
(Definition of subcontractor from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"subcontractor" in Business English

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subcontractornoun [C]

(also sub-contractor) uk   /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.
(Definition of subcontractor from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “subcontractor”
in Spanish subcontratista…
in Vietnamese nhà thầu phụ…
in Malaysian subkontraktor…
in Thai ผู้รับเหมาช่วงงานต่อ…
in French sous-traitant/-ante…
in German der/die Nebenunternehmer(in)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 分包人, 分包商…
in Indonesian subkontraktor…
in Chinese (Traditional) 轉包承攬人, 轉包商…
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