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master builder

noun
1.
a building contractor.
2.
a person skilled in the art of building; architect.
Origin of master builder
1550-1560
First recorded in 1550-60

Master Builder, The

noun
1.
a play (1892) by Ibsen.
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  • With such a master builder he was ready to roof the whole city.

    Cleopatra, Complete Georg Ebers
  • Or was it rather The master builder that was germinating in his mind?

    Hedda Gabler Henrik Ibsen
  • That my master builder dares not—cannot—climb as high as he builds?

    The Master Builder Henrik Ibsen
  • Our spider is an artist, evidently the master builder and architect of her kind.

    Under the Maples John Burroughs
  • The master builder listened with interest and sighed at the same time.

    The Sign Of The Red Cross

    Evelyn Everett-Green
  • "Ay, that they will," answered the master builder, with some emotion in his voice.

    The Sign Of The Red Cross

    Evelyn Everett-Green
  • The master builder looked a little startled at the question.

    The Sign Of The Red Cross

    Evelyn Everett-Green
  • This it was which had wrung from the master builder the foregoing confession.

    The Sign Of The Red Cross

    Evelyn Everett-Green
  • The master builder's scheme had been attended with marked success.

    The Sign Of The Red Cross

    Evelyn Everett-Green
British Dictionary definitions for master builder

master builder

noun
1.
a person skilled in the design and construction of buildings, esp before the foundation of the profession of architecture
2.
a self-employed builder who employs labour
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