contractor contractor  /ˈkɑn ˌtræk tər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) someone (a person or firm) who contracts to build things
  2. (n) the bridge player in contract bridge who wins the bidding and can declare which suit is to be trumps
  3. (n) (law) a party to a contract
  4. (n) a bodily organ that contracts

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. These private security contractors have been reckless and have compromised our mission in Iraq.
  2. Sentiment is growing in the Bush Administration to end the legal protections that contractors like Blackwater have in Iraq.
  3. As with much of the occupation, the emergence of guns for hire among this contractor group was not part of the original plan.

News

  1. Lawyer: Contractor not to blame in Philly collapse

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A contractor was onsite for a building demolition in Philadelphia last week but isn't to blame for the collapse of a four-story brick wall that killed six people inside an adjacent store, his lawyer said Tuesday.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Contractor Was Working When Building Collapsed

    Lead contractor, Griffin Campbell, was on site the morning of last week's deadly building collapse in Philadelphia, but he didn't see or hear anything that signaled danger to him -- did not see what... Photo Credit: AP
    on June 11, 2013     Source: NBC Philadelphia

  3. Government contractor Booz Allen says it has fired Edward Snowden after NSA leaks

    Government contractor Booz Allen says it has fired Edward Snowden after NSA leaks .
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "It was scary that a government contractor that specialized in putting surveillance cameras on city streets was the first to incorporate this technology in the workplace," says Liz McIntyre, co-author of "Spychips: How Major Corporations and...
    on Jul 21, 2007 By: Liz McIntyre Source: Forbes

  2. Kennedy's team will "begin establishing some baseline set of facts about these contractor operations" and report back to Rice, McCormack said.
    on Sep 27, 2007 By: Sean McCormack Source: Forbes

  3. "The government will announce the details of arrangements with the contractor once mutual agreement on these matters has been reached, subject to any confidentiality issues," Fitzgibbon said in the statement.
    on Mar 4, 2008 By: Joel Fitzgibbon Source: San Jose Mercury News

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