car·mak·er | \ˈkär-ˌmā-kər \

Definition of carmaker 

: an automobile manufacturer

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That year, the German carmaker was revealed to be rigging their diesel cars to pass emissions tests while polluting more on the road. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Almost All European Diesel Cars Are Dirty, New Study Finds," 7 June 2018 If this is the strategy, then carmakers elsewhere should be worried. The Economist, "There is madness, but perhaps also method, in America’s trade policies," 31 May 2018 European carmakers are divided on diesel, with German manufacturers committed to the embattled technology as a stop-gap to reach the E.U.’s ambitious regulation on cutting carbon dioxide emissions. Niclas Rolander,, "Now Volvo Says It Will Ditch Diesel in Europe," 16 May 2018 Hefty import duties have contributed to other carmakers' decisions to produce vehicles in China under joint-venture agreements. Bloomberg,, "Tesla is especially vulnerable to Chinese electric-car tariffs," 4 Apr. 2018 The Toyota Prius hybrid explains what Toyota thinks of itself, the car business, and society far better than most carmakers' products over the past decade. Jim Resnick, Ars Technica, "Review: Toyota’s new Prius Prime needs more battery," 24 Jan. 2018 The company developed an autonomous car concept in 2008 and in 2014 partnered with Dassault Systemes to offer services to carmakers. Marie Mawad And Ania Nussbaum,, "Flying trains could be coming your way," 11 July 2018 To compete, European and Japanese carmakers studied the size and shape of U.S. beverages, even going as far as shipping empty containers back to headquarters, or 3D-printing models of Big Gulp cups. Nancy A. Nichols, The Atlantic, "Cupholders Are Everywhere," 22 Apr. 2018 Those partners include the Toyota Research Institute, as well as three other carmakers Russell declines to name. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "LIDAR maker Luminar is scaling up and slashing costs in effort to dominate self-driving cars," 12 Apr. 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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