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Definition of "subcontractor" [sub•con•tract•or]

  • One that enters into a subcontract and assumes some of the obligations of the primary contractor. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "subcontractor" in a sentence
  • "His longer-term subcontractor, the Okada organization, readily agreed."
  • "Woburn police said the driver of the truck was a subcontractor from the National Grid."
  • "The county pays its subcontractor, which is owned by Lockheed Martin, $16.25 for each ticket it processes."