Meaning of “subcontractor” in the English Dictionary

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"subcontractor" in American English

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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)

"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)