[ kon-trak-ter, kuhn-trak-ter ]
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  1. a person who contracts to furnish supplies or perform work at a certain price or rate.

  2. something that contracts, especially a muscle.

  1. Bridge. the player or team who makes the final bid.

Origin of contractor

From Late Latin, dating back to 1540–50; see origin at contract, -tor

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

How to use contractor in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for contractor


/ (ˈkɒntræktə, kənˈtræk-) /

  1. a person or firm that contracts to supply materials or labour, esp for building

  2. something that contracts, esp a muscle

  1. law a person who is a party to a contract

  2. the declarer in bridge

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