Part of speech: noun

A party to a contract; one who works, builds, etc., under contract; a muscle that serves to contract.

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Usage examples "contractor":

  1. As the two advanced toward the door of the station on their way to the street, the big, burly form of McGowan, the contractor, loomed up. - "Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero", F. Hopkinson Smith.
  2. He could see through men like George the pork- contractor or the shameless renegade Hecebolius. - "The Arian Controversy", H. M. Gwatkin.
  3. The work however never progressed beyond this, the contractor having failed to perform his duty, beside which the next year brought with it by far the most terrible calamity that had ever affected the city. - "The History of Louisville, from the Earliest Settlement till the Year 1852", Ben Casseday.