automaker au‧to‧mak‧er [ˈɔːtəʊˌmeɪkə ǁ ˈɒːtoʊˌmeɪkər] noun [countable]
MANUFACTURING a company that makes cars:

• The Big Three US automakers are Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler.

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automaker UK US /ˈɔːtəʊˌmeɪkər/ noun [C] US
TRANSPORT, PRODUCTION a company that manufactures cars: »

Korean automakers have begun developing larger cars for the American market.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • automaker — (n.) manufacturer of automobiles, 1925, from AUTO (Cf. auto) + MAKER (Cf. maker) …   Etymology dictionary

  • automaker — [ôt′ō mā΄kər, ät′ō mā΄kər] n. a manufacturer that makes automotive vehicles …   English World dictionary

  • automaker — UK [ˈɔːtəʊˌmeɪkə(r)] / US [ˈɔtoʊˌmeɪkər] noun [countable] Word forms automaker : singular automaker plural automakers American mainly journalism a company that produces cars …   English dictionary

  • automaker — noun Date: circa 1905 a manufacturer of automobiles …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • automaker — automaking, n. /aw toh may keuhr/, n. an automobile manufacturer. [1900 05; AUTO 2 + MAKER] * * * …   Universalium

  • automaker — noun One who manufactures automobiles; typically used to refer to a large corporation such as General Motors. See Also: automaking …   Wiktionary

  • automaker — au|to|mak|er [ˈo:təuˌmeıkə US ˈo:touˌmeıkər] n AmE a company that makes cars used especially in newspapers ▪ US automakers …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • automaker — au|to|mak|er [ ɔtou,meıkər ] noun count AMERICAN MAINLY JOURNALISM a company that produces cars …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • automaker — n. company that manufactures automobiles, carmaker …   English contemporary dictionary

  • automaker — noun (C) AmE a company that makes cars: US automakers …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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