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[man-yuh-fak-cher-er] /ˌmæn yəˈfæk tʃər ər/
a person, group, or company that owns or runs a manufacturing plant.
a person, group, or company that manufactures.
Origin of manufacturer
1710-20; manufacture + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The manufacturer nodded an affirmative, and the rescue-party set out.

    Shirley Charlotte Bront
  • She believed he was in business; yes, a manufacturer of bone buttons.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • manufacturer of the New Dreadnought Coats, warranted to resist the effects of any climate.

  • But the manufacturer was thinking of other things than chloroform.

    The Downfall Emile Zola
  • It is not difficult to see how quickly this particular kind of demonstration becomes a boomerang to the manufacturer.

    The Consumer Viewpoint Mildred Maddocks
British Dictionary definitions for manufacturer


a person or business concern that manufactures goods or owns a factory
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for manufacturer

1719, "worker in a manufacturing establishment," agent noun from manufacture (v.). Meaning "one who employs workers in manufacturing" is from 1752.

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