those trades, as carpentry, masonry, and plastering, that are primarily concerned with the construction and finishing of buildings.
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Origin of building trades
First recorded in 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for building trades
Published bi-weekly by some syndicats of the building-trades.Syndicalism in France|Louis Levine