au·​to·​mak·​er | \ ˈȯ-tō-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce automaker (audio) , ˈä-tō- \

Definition of automaker

: a manufacturer of automobiles

Examples of automaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The automaker is also trying to ramp up sales of electric cars to meet emissions regulations in Europe that will get stricter in 2021. Oliver Sachgau,, "BMW On Track to Meet 2020 Financial Targets, CFO Peter Says," 8 Oct. 2020 No other automaker scored more than two spots on the list. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "New F-150, Cadillac Escalade named semifinalists for year’s biggest auto awards," 30 Sep. 2020 Cypress declined to comment on any talks with the automaker. David Stringer, Fortune, "Tesla is trying to mine its own lithium," 29 Sep. 2020 The American businessman and ex-board member of the Japanese automaker appeared in a Tokyo courtroom as his financial misconduct scandal kicked off Tuesday. Michelle Toh And Yoko Wakatsuki, CNN, "Ex-Nissan executive Greg Kelly pleads not guilty in Japan trial," 15 Sep. 2020 Japan’s biggest automaker reported a profit of 13.9 billion yen ($132 million) in the April-June quarter, even though analysts projected, on average, a loss of 207 billion yen., "Capital One to pay $80m fine over hack last year," 6 Aug. 2020 Honda officials said China remained an important market for the automaker. Yuri Kageyama, Star Tribune, "Japan's Honda reports loss in April-June as virus hits sales," 5 Aug. 2020 Building the actual Badger will have Nikola teaming up with a mystery automaker that it will be announced at Nikola World. Roberto Baldwin, Car and Driver, "Nikola Badger Electric Pickup Buyers Can Place Deposits Starting Now," 29 June 2020 After narrowly escaping bankruptcy, the Silicon Valley automaker—profitable and dominant in an industry that once dismissed it—was to enter the S&P 500 index on Sept. 4. Michael J. Coren, Quartz, "Tesla’s bumpy road to today’s stratospheric stock price," 25 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of automaker

1899, in the meaning defined above

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15 Oct 2020

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“Automaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of automaker

US : a company that makes and sells cars : an automobile manufacturer

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