contractor

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɒnˌtɹæk.tə(ɹ)/

Noun[edit]

contractor (plural contractors)

  1. A person who executes the building or improving of buildings.
  2. A person or company that performs specific tasks like electrical or plumbing work in construction projects.
  3. A person or company hired to maintain existing facilities like air conditioning systems, groundskeeping, etc.
  4. A person hired to do a job on a business contract, as opposed to a permanent employee.
    • 1994, Scott Adams, Dilbert:
      It looks like you're off to a three-hour staff meeting that doesn't apply to me. I'm glad I'm a highly-paid contractor. I'll be increasing my skills while you fight to get oxygen to your brains.
      (Three hours later) I became a multimedia developer. How was your day?

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