man·​u·​fac·​tur·​er | \-ˈfak-chər-ər, -ˈfak-shrər\

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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But Beijing has responded with its own tariffs on American goods, and the country has stopped buying as much from US manufacturers. Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox, "Trump’s trade war on Christmas," 29 Nov. 2018 Now, Park, who is launching her label this week, sources from local manufacturers and is rolling out the collection in limited drops. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "A Former Cardi B Video Vixen Has Created the Most Instagrammable Loungewear Brand of the Year," 26 Sep. 2018 The evidence there is even less certain: glyphosate has been off patent for decades and is found in products from many manufacturers beyond Monsanto. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Lawsuit brings $289 million verdict against maker of Roundup weed killer," 11 Aug. 2018 Since its founding in 1876, Albini has grown to become the biggest Italian manufacturer of shirting fabrics. Matt Hranek, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Get a Custom Italian Shirt Without A Plane Ticket," 2 Aug. 2018 Bell said many current Windsor manufacturers trace their roots to the dawn of the Industrial Age. Dennis Hohenberger, Courant Community, "Historian Bob Bell Examines 'Makin' Stuff In Windsor'," 2 July 2018 As many motor manufacturers are developing electric cars, hydrogen is seen as even cleaner and benefits from using the most abundant resource in the universe. Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle, "Exxon Mobil, Chevron help form new methane emissions consortium," 25 June 2018 In fact, so many women do it that many breast pump manufacturers make pump power adapters for cars. Korin Miller, SELF, "What to Know if You, Like Chrissy Teigen, Want to Pump on the Go," 19 June 2018 It gets demoted to a parenthetical because of how many manufacturers have tried and spectacularly failed to make that work over the last five or six years. Brian Barrett, WIRED, "It's Time to Get Excited About the Future of PCs. (Yes, PCs)," 8 June 2018

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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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