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, which aims to replace all of its gasoline cars and trucks with zero-emission vehicles by 2035, has said the recall would cost $2 billion., 13 Oct. 2021 Tata Motors has reached a deal to raise about $1 billion by selling a stake in its electric-vehicle business to a TPG fund and other investors, sending the automaker’s stock soaring more than 20% on Wednesday. Ramakrishnan Narayanan, Forbes, 13 Oct. 2021 Safety officials are questioning the automaker about its decision not to issue a recall during a critical software update. Chris Morris, Fortune, 13 Oct. 2021 The Tundra acquitted itself well during a day testing in the Texas hill country, but staked no claim to leadership, at least in part because the automaker won’t reveal pricing ‘til closer to when sales begin in December. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 12 Oct. 2021 And what better way for the Detroit automaker to join the electric revolution than by slapping its most famous nameplate, Mustang, on an EV? Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 12 Oct. 2021 The Forza series, meanwhile, has carved its own path between these two design philosophies, offering hyper-realistic speeds and physics while having an automaker’s eye for detail and engineering. Washington Post, 11 Oct. 2021 The operation will include a factory that builds electric vehicles as well as an EV battery plant, like the pair the automaker has planned for Kentucky. Morgan Watkins, The Courier-Journal, 11 Oct. 2021 The automaker, which aims to more than double revenue to $280 billion by 2030, is also determined to become a tech company. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 7 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of automaker

1899, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of automaker was in 1899

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“Automaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of automaker

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

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