Definition of public works in English:

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public works

Pronunciation: /ˈpəblik wərks/

plural noun

The work of building such things as roads, schools, and reservoirs, carried out by the government for the community.
Example sentences
  • Work on sewers, roads and other public works accounted for some of the more expensive costs.
  • But his main concern was increased expenditure on road infrastructure and public works.
  • Libraries, county offices, public works and hospitals were shut down in rotating order.

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Syllabification: pub·lic works

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