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master builder

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noun
  1. a building contractor.
  2. a person skilled in the art of building; architect.
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Origin of master builder

First recorded in 1550–60

Master Builder, The

noun
  1. a play (1892) by Ibsen.
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Related Words for master builder

designer, artist, builder, creator, planner, engineer, inventor, originator, maker, draftsperson

Examples from the Web for master builder

Historical Examples of master builder

  • They recognize in the edifice the stone and also the stone-cutter, but no master-builder.

    Homer's Odyssey

    Denton J. Snider

  • I hope it shall be so; He is a skilled Master-builder who laid it.

  • His name was Kincaid, and he was a master-builder of houses.

    The Ice Queen

    Ernest Ingersoll

  • It is seen to have been the motive of every action of the master-builder padres.

    Chimes of Mission Bells

    Maria Antonia Field

  • With the symbolism of The Master-Builder no fault can be found.

    Pot-Boilers

    Clive Bell


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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