[ suhb-kon-trak-ter, suhb-kon-, suhb-kuh n-trak-ter ]
/ sʌbˈkɒn træk tər, ˈsʌbˌkɒn-, ˌsʌb kənˈtræk tər /


Law. a person who or business that contracts to provide some service or material necessary for the performance of another's contract.
a person or business firm contracted to do part of another's work.

Origin of subcontractor

First recorded in 1835–45; sub- + contractor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for subcontractor

/ (ˌsʌbkənˈtræktə) /


a person, company, etc, that enters into a subcontract, esp a firm that undertakes to complete part of another's contract
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