building trades

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plural noun

those trades, as carpentry, masonry, and plastering, that are primarily concerned with the construction and finishing of buildings.

Origin of building trades

First recorded in 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for building trades

Historical Examples of building trades

  • Published bi-weekly by some syndicats of the building-trades.

  • This Clue was a white cord similar to the sort used by masons (in the building-trades).

    Double Trouble

    Herbert Quick