Definition of public works in English:

public works

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  • The work of building such things as roads, schools, and hospitals, carried out by the state for the community: [as modifier]: public works projects
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    • 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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