man·​u·​fac·​tur·​er | \ -ˈfak-chər-ər How to pronounce manufacturer (audio) , -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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And currently at least five manufacturers of the generic drug are short-stocked, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "There’s an Anxiety Drug Shortage—Here’s What You Need to Know," 11 Feb. 2019 Other manufacturers produced better sound without sucking up a ton of space on the front of the phone, making Google's Pixel 2 design unjustifiable. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Pixel 3 XL review—Google software deserves better than this hardware," 15 Oct. 2018 Such an approach would avoid disruption to automakers and other manufacturers that source parts from multiple countries. Washington Post, "Trump says May’s Brexit plan would kill UK-US trade deal," 12 July 2018 Those tariffs help American aluminum manufacturers undercut foreign aluminum prices. Thomas Novelly, The Courier-Journal, "As tariffs on China loom, McConnell says 'nobody wins in trade wars'," 5 July 2018 Cities, counties and Native American tribes across the nation are filing lawsuits against opioid manufacturers in an effort to recover damages from the widespread opioid epidemic. Kelsey Ryan And Andy Marso, kansascity, "Local government suits accuse opioid makers of turning 'patients into drug addicts'," 2 July 2018 T&R Chemicals, a manufacturer of pine oil and derivatives in Clint, owns the land where Southwest Key operates its Casa Franklin facility in El Paso. Mark Collette, Joshua Fechter And Bill Lambrecht, San Antonio Express-News, "Companies earn billions to shelter immigrant children," 29 June 2018 But there are opportunities for bad actors to exploit the halo created by quality work of legitimate manufacturers to instead distribute and sell dangerous products that put consumers at risk. Korin Miller, SELF, "The FDA Will Finally Crack Down on Dietary Supplements—Here's What Experts Have to Say," 11 Feb. 2019 Mazda, along with an enormous list of automotive and aircraft manufacturers and a couple of motorcycle makers, licensed the Wankel from NSU and developed their own versions. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "The Rhombus Rotary Engine: Can a Quirky New Design Top the Famous Wankel?," 18 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of manufacturer

circa 1687, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of manufacturer was circa 1687

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: a company that makes a product

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grandiloquent, ostentatious, or bombastic

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