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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The noise inside an airplane is a choice airlines and airplane manufacturers make. Scott Mccartney, WSJ, "The Noisiest Parts of the Plane," 1 May 2019 Grosfilley helped source fabrics and reinterpret signature Dior motifs with Uniwax, a local manufacturer from Ivory Coast. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Dior Jets to Marrakech for Resort 2020," 30 Apr. 2019 Always check manufacturer instructions to be sure your child is within weight and size requirements. Selina Tedesco, Good Housekeeping, "Everything About the BOB Jogging Stroller Recall Controversy, Explained," 12 Apr. 2019 Prepare in a waffle iron per manufacturer instructions. Ashley Rodriguez, Woman's Day, "A Make-Ahead Waffle Recipe That's Perfect for Mother's Day," 10 Apr. 2019 In 1965 Quant and Plunket Greene, along with a gaggle of models, including Boyd and her sister Jenny, traveled to New York to promote the Youthquake line the designer had developed with Puritan, an American manufacturer. Vogue, "1960s It Girl Pattie Boyd Talks Mary Quant," 5 Apr. 2019 Since tampons and pads are regulated and approved as medical devices by the Food and Drug Administration, manufacturers are not required to fully disclose what goes into them. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Teens are Reportedly Boiling Used Tampons to Get High," 9 Jan. 2019 Once a major hardware manufacturer, the company has shifted focus since the 1990s to focus on enterprise and web hosting services. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "IBM will acquire open-source cloud software company Red Hat," 28 Oct. 2018 So the acquisitive company, acting more like a buyout firm than a manufacturer, has turned to software. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Data Sheet—The Thinking Behind Broadcom's CA Technologies Acquisition," 12 July 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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