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public works

noun plural

Simple Definition of public works

  • : buildings and structures (such as schools, highways, and docks) that are built and owned by a government

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of public works

  1. :  works (as schools, highways, docks) constructed for public use or enjoyment especially when financed and owned by the government

1606

First Known Use of public works

1606


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