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

Definition of carmaker

: an automobile manufacturer

Examples of carmaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The carmaker’s new logistics division will peddle such unsexy things as delivery vans and autonomous electric pallets for use in warehouses (see article). The Economist, "After years of dithering companies are embracing automation," 16 Jan. 2021 Credits work the same way: All electric vehicles exceeding 9.5% of a carmaker's fleet in California earn the maximum. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "Tesla’s biggest profit center is dangerously close to running out of power," 30 Sep. 2020 The industry is afraid of losing market share to Tesla, the dominant electric carmaker, which is growing rapidly. New York Times, "G.M. Announcement Shakes Up U.S. Automakers’ Transition to Electric Cars," 29 Jan. 2021 The best pay-ratio stood at 1:39 for carmaker Maruti Suzuki. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, "The stock market vs. the hunger index: The painful display of India’s inequality during the pandemic," 18 Jan. 2021 Japanese carmaker Nissan identified a leak in its North America division of source code for the company's mobile apps, marketing tools and other products. Wired Staff, Wired, "Security News This Week: The SolarWinds Investigation Ramps Up," 9 Jan. 2021 The Japanese carmaker was forced to halt production after delays at Felixstowe, Britain’s biggest container port, stopped the delivery of parts. The Economist, "Daily chart A surge of imports is causing havoc in the world’s ports," 9 Dec. 2020 In a letter sent Monday to environmental groups, General Motors CEO Mary Barra said the carmaker no longer supports the Trump administration in legal efforts to end California's right to set its own clean-air standards. Winston Gieseke, USA TODAY, "In CA: Anti-curfew event draws maskless protestors, and L.A. suspends outdoor dining," 24 Nov. 2020 The launch was a success, and four astronauts were safely delivered to the ISS, and Musk's luck continued when Tesla stock rose 8.2 percent on the news that the carmaker would be included in the S&P 500 index starting December 21. Annie White, Car and Driver, "This Week in Cars: a New Civic, a New BRZ, and a 470-HP Wrangler," 21 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of carmaker

1954, in the meaning defined above

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“Carmaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of carmaker

: a company that makes and sells cars

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