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

Definition of carmaker

: an automobile manufacturer

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For decades, the German auto industry thrived on the special relationship between carmakers and labor unions. Jens Meiners, Car and Driver, "Porsche CEO's Office Raided by German Prosecutors," 29 May 2019 The carmakers were receptive to the idea, insiders said. Grace Dobush, Fortune, "The Trump Administration Took Its New Plan to Avoid an EU-U.S. Trade War to a Secret Meeting With German Carmakers," 5 July 2018 The carmaker hopes to roll out its first self-driving vehicles next year. The Economist, "Business this week," 7 June 2018 Mounting liquidity pressures and challenges with Model 3 production prompted Moody's Investors Service to cut the carmaker's credit rating further into junk status in March, adding fuel to a selloff of the company's bonds to all-time lows. Bloomberg,, "Elon Musk announces $78,000 version of Tesla Model 3 — unaffordable for the masses," 21 May 2018 On Monday evening, the Pérez Art Museum Miami and Vanity Fair, along with the carmaker Genesis, hosted a dinner at the South of Fifth restaurant Forte dei Marmi for the artist Christo. Nick Remsen, Vogue, "Bulgari, Dior, Loewe, and More Take Miami Basel by Storm," 6 Dec. 2018 Over the weekend, Tesla pushed out an over-the-air software update, one that the carmaker says tweaked the calibration of the vehicle’s anti-lock braking algorithm. Aarian Marshall, WIRED, "Tesla’s Quick Fix For Its Braking System Came from the Ether," 30 May 2018 The tech is finally ready for carmakers—that is, if ZF can convince them to buy it. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "Your Next Car Could Have Airbags That Inflate on the Outside," 15 Feb. 2019 BMW Korea Chairman Kim Hyo-joon said the German carmaker will fully cooperate with the transport ministry’s investigation and complete emergency safety inspections of its vehicles by next week. Youkyung Lee, The Seattle Times, "BMW apologizes over engine fires caused by hardware problem," 6 Aug. 2018

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1954, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of carmaker

: a company that makes and sells cars

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