public works

plural noun

Definition of public works

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

First Known Use of public works

1600


PUBLIC WORKS Defined for English Language Learners

public works

noun

Definition of public works for English Language Learners

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


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