au·​to·​mak·​er ˈȯ-tō-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce automaker (audio)
: a manufacturer of automobiles

Examples of automaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Critics, though, say Musk’s attention is split between the automaker, SpaceX, and Twitter/X. Vehicle sales are down and the stock has slumped this year, even with layoffs. Chris Morris, Fortune, 29 May 2024 Loading your audio article Bay Area air-quality officials have launched an investigation into Tesla, charging the electric automaker with letting massive amounts of harmful toxins escape into the air from its Fremont car factory. Ethan Baron, The Mercury News, 25 May 2024 Many Chinese automakers — thanks to a combination of cheap manufacturing and state subsidies — are able to sell their cars for dirt-cheap. William Gavin, Quartz, 23 May 2024 The British automaker will close the books on its gas-engine era with special editions of the F-Pace. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 22 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for automaker 

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Word History


auto entry 1 + maker

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of automaker was in 1899

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“Automaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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