or con·struct·er

[ kuhn-struhk-ter ]
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  1. a person or thing that builds.

  2. a person or company engaged in the construction business.

  1. a person who devises crossword puzzles.

Origin of constructor

First recorded in 1610–20; construct + -or2

Words Nearby constructor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use constructor in a sentence

  • The construction corps comprises naval constructor and assistant naval constructor.

    The Blue and The Gray | A. R. White
  • Mr. Strachey, without abandoning the acridity of his style, exposes Florence Nightingale as a great constructor of civilization.

    Instigations | Ezra Pound
  • He ought to be aware of this, and accept it with his eyes open, regarding himself as a pioneer, not a constructor.

    August Comte and Positivism | John-Stuart Mill
  • They formed the acquaintance of a veteran balloon constructor, who had a plan for a novel motor ship.

  • The constructor of these great works was Antiochus Epiphanes.

    The Apostles | Ernest Renan