Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that enters into a subcontract and assumes some of the obligations of the primary contractor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A contractor hired by a general contractor employed by the contractor rather than directly hired by the customer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who takes a portion of a contract, as for work, from the principal contractor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who takes a part or the whole of a contract from the principal contractor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who enters into a subcontract with the primary contractor

Etymologies

From subcontract +‎ -or. (Wiktionary)

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