One that agrees to furnish materials or perform services at a specified price, especially for construction work.(noun)
Something, especially a muscle, that contracts.(noun)
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Use "contractor" in a sentence
"Mind you, this certain contractor is called Left for a reason."
"The work hours have been extended to 10 o'clock each night, and the contractor is also working on weekends."
"Is that what's going on with Portland's current program (in which the contractor is an outfit called ACS State and Local Solutions, formerly known as Lockheed Martin IMS)?"