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subcontractor

noun [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
Translations of “subcontractor”
in Spanish subcontratista…
in French sous-traitant/-ante…
in German der/die Nebenunternehmer(in)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 轉包承攬人, 轉包商…
in Chinese (Simplified) 分包人, 分包商…
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