car·​mak·​er | \ ˈkär-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce carmaker (audio) \

Definition of carmaker

: an automobile manufacturer

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Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, South Korean carmaker Hyundai—an industrial giant well-versed in the kinds of high-volume manufacturing a viable air taxi industry will require—also revealed designs for both a craft and a support system for future air taxi operations. Eric Adams, Wired, "Bell and Hyundai Soar into the Air Taxi Race," 7 Jan. 2020 Investors who expect a sales rebound in China and continued long-term growth can consider Chinese electric carmaker NIO, adds Wroblewski. Adam Shell, USA TODAY, "Want to invest in electric vehicles? Start with their parts," 6 Jan. 2020 In a statement on Wednesday, the companies said that Chinese carmaker Dongfeng Group had agreed to sell part of its stake in PSA back to the French automaker, a move that could appease US regulators. Charles Riley, CNN, "Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot owner agree deal to create world's third largest automaker," 18 Dec. 2019 That has undermined growth, prompting the likes of top Chinese electric-carmaker BYD Co. to warn recently that earnings will wane. Los Angeles Times, "Tesla’s Chinese rival NIO has lost $5 billion and is fighting to survive," 23 Sep. 2019 Two decades ago, Nissan, on the verge of bankruptcy, was rescued by Renault, which took a stake in the Japanese carmaker and sent in Carlos Ghosn to turn it around., "Nissan’s new CEO has long list of problems to fix," 2 Dec. 2019 New trade barriers with the European Union would encourage Japanese carmakers who have built huge factories in Britain to take their business elsewhere. Luke Mcgee, CNN, "The UK will never get the US trade deal it wants," 6 Nov. 2019 Mr Uchida will head a new three-man leadership team at the Japanese carmaker, which is slashing production in the face of falling sales. The Economist, "Business this week," 10 Oct. 2019 Both companies have made efforts to keep embattled Nissan in the mix, but what does the Japanese carmaker get out of this? Washington Post, "Nissan Should Go It Alone," 26 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of carmaker

1954, in the meaning defined above

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“Carmaker.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 25 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of carmaker

: a company that makes and sells cars

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