- a high school giving instruction chiefly in the skilled trades.
Origin of trade school
First recorded in 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for trade school
In the first place, there are really three schools at Tuskegee—a day-school, a night-school, and a trade-school.
- a school or teaching unit organized by an industry or large company to provide trade training, apprentice education, and similar courses
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