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automaker

[aw-toh-mey-ker] /ˈɔ toʊˌmeɪ kər/
noun
1.
an automobile manufacturer.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; auto-2 + maker
Related forms
automaking, noun
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Examples for automaker
  • The amount of the credit depended on how many hybrids the automaker of a given vehicle sold.
  • Fuel economy standards are the primary cause of the domestic automaker's crisis.
  • So dealers can thrive even when the automaker languishes.
  • The consequences for a dead big three automaker are great.
  • Ford's a little slow from the line, but the automaker made clear today that it wants to win the electric car race.
  • The government can't simply give more of each to the automaker.
  • Labor costs are a much smaller portion of their financial burden than at an automaker.
  • But repaying that amount hardly shows that it's a new day at the automaker.
  • After nobly suspending donations to political campaigns after its bailout, the automaker has resumed its giving.
  • As a result, the dealership and automaker get an additional sale.
Word Origin and History for automaker
n.

"manufacturer of automobiles," 1925, from auto + maker.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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