man·​u·​fac·​tur·​er | \ ˌman-yə-ˈfak-chər-ər How to pronounce manufacturer (audio) , -ˈfak-shrər, ˌma-nə-\

Definition of manufacturer

: one that manufactures especially : an employer of workers in manufacturing

Examples of manufacturer in a Sentence

Follow the instructions recommended by the manufacturer. They are one of the country's leading manufacturers of children's clothing.

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Economists say even if a settlement is reached, China's exports this year will be lackluster due to weak global demand, putting pressure on manufacturers that support millions of jobs. NBC News, "China's imports from U.S. plunge 31 percent in June amid tariff war," 12 July 2019 Minnesota will also collect about $20 million per year from registration fees imposed on opioid manufacturers and distributors under a new state law that took effect July 1. Ryan Faircloth, Twin Cities, "Minnesota opioid deaths decreased in 2018. Has state turned the corner in drug battle?," 9 July 2019 The move also puts Robin closer to its manufacturer, MTD Products Inc., in suburban Cleveland. Kara Carlson, Dallas News, "Dallas robot lawn mower company sells, plans headquarters move to Cleveland," 9 July 2019 Evers wanted a deeper income tax cut — $216 per person on average — but also wanted to raise taxes on manufacturers and capital gains. Molly Beck, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Tony Evers uses his vast veto power to raise school spending another $65 million, wipe out Tesla provision," 3 July 2019 Another way children use fireworks unsafely is holding them in their hands, rather than placing them in mortar tubes as suggested by manufacturers. Jacob Beltran,, "Officials warn of fireworks dangers around unsupervised children and pets," 2 July 2019 This week, the Nikkei Asian Review reported that Apple had asked its contract manufacturers to evaluate shifting as much as 30% of its iPhone production from China to other countries. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "Apple's China Problem Is All Anyone Is Talking About," 22 June 2019 Westbrook said his prosthetics that are more specialized than those made by large manufacturers, allowing kids to use one in their daily life and another to play sports or musical instruments, or perform specialized activities like fishing. Andrew J. Tobias,, "Ohio officials seek to help 3D-printing prosthetics charity via law change," 13 June 2019 His car's manufacturer is in the midst of another kind of trend. Jason Hoffman,, "A month away from the Quaker State 400, something different brewing at Kentucky Speedway," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of manufacturer

circa 1687, in the meaning defined above

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: a company that makes a product

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