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subcontractornoun [C]

 us   /sʌbˈkɑn·træk·tər, ˈsʌbˌkɑn-, ˌsʌb·kənˈtræk-/
a person or company that a contractor pays 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)

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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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