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Related topics: Trade, Occupations
tradesmantrades‧man /ˈtreɪdzmən/ noun (plural tradesmen /-mən/) [countable]  1 British EnglishBBTSELL someone who buys and sells goods or services, especially in a shop2 especially American EnglishBO someone who works at a job or trade that involves skill with your hands3 British EnglishBBTSELL someone who goes to people’s houses to sell or deliver goods
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tradesmanHe pauses at a second-hand book store, where the man who waits on him is unlike a tradesman.You're apprenticed to a different tradesman each week, so no ties are formed.A number of experienced tradesmen were also posted from Marham to Watton to assist with the extra workload.Mudge had an earned reputation as a fine craftsman and a fair tradesman.Tabel took none of these craftsmen into his workshop but employed immigrant tradesmen such as Tschudi, Kirckmann and Willbrook.The later Victorian undertakers were arguably the most backward-looking tradesmen of their day.I enjoyed working with the outside tradesmen.
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