- a building contractor.
- a person skilled in the art of building; architect.
Origin of master builder
First recorded in 1550–60
Master Builder, The
- a play (1892) by Ibsen.
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Examples from the Web for master builder
They recognize in the edifice the stone and also the stone-cutter, but no master-builder.Homer's Odyssey
Denton J. Snider
I hope it shall be so; He is a skilled Master-builder who laid it.Letters of Samuel Rutherford
His name was Kincaid, and he was a master-builder of houses.The Ice Queen
It is seen to have been the motive of every action of the master-builder padres.Chimes of Mission Bells
Maria Antonia Field
With the symbolism of The Master-Builder no fault can be found.Pot-Boilers
- a person skilled in the design and construction of buildings, esp before the foundation of the profession of architecture
- a self-employed builder who employs labour
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