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build·er / ˈbildər/ • n. a person who constructs something by putting parts or material together over a period of time: a boat builder. ∎  a person whose job is to construct or repair houses, or to contract for their construction and repair. ∎  [usu. in comb.] a person or thing that creates or develops something: breaking the record was a real confidence builder.