car·​mak·​er ˈkär-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce carmaker (audio)
: an automobile manufacturer

Examples of carmaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Japan’s No 1 carmaker has been in scandals before and come out clean on the other side. Peter Lyon, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 At the time, Tesla had just introduced Full Self-Driving, and would eventually release it to a wider group of owners who had been monitored by the carmaker and declared safe drivers. Talia Trackim, Washington Post, 13 Feb. 2024 Arnold Schwarzenegger & Danny DeVito | State Farm® by State Farm Insurance on YouTube Best: Volkswagen The carmaker featured a nostalgic view of its vehicles throughout the decades in America, from the introduction of the VW bug to its iconic bus. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 12 Feb. 2024 That’s opened the door for individual traders who can act more nimbly than the carmakers themselves, taking advantage of a loophole. Steve Mollman, Fortune, 12 Feb. 2024 Musk said last night that Tesla will hold a shareholder vote on transferring the electric carmaker's state of incorporation to Texas. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 1 Feb. 2024 California received $800 million from a settlement with German carmaker Volkswagen over its cheating on pollution emission testing and has spent $600 million to install a network of chargers for electric vehicles, but studies have found that many of them are unusable. Dan Walters, The Mercury News, 31 Jan. 2024 The carmaker has slashed prices on its popular Model 3 and Model 7 models to maintain its market share. Morgan Korn, ABC News, 26 Jan. 2024 But customers purchasing Lamborghinis, Rolls-Royces and Bentleys have an even wider array of infinitely customizable paint colors and interior materials, to start with, than carmakers offer for less expensive brands. Peter Valdes-Dapena, CNN, 3 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of carmaker was in 1954

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“Carmaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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