/sʌbˈkɒntræktə/ (say sub'kontraktuh), /sʌbkənˈtræktə/ (say subkuhn'traktuh)

someone who contracts to render some performance for another which the latter requires for the performance of his or her own contract.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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