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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The mobile manufacturer plans to introduce CryptoKitties as the first of a broader app store based on games using blockchain technology. Carson Kessler, Fortune, "CryptoKitties Mobile App to Debut on HTC's Flagship Phone," 11 July 2018 The president claimed that the bike manufacturer's move would alienate its customer base, without eroding his political support from his base. Gregg Re, Fox News, "Trump speaks to SCOTUS pick, Dems' push to end ICE in exclusive Fox News interview," 1 July 2018 Selling to all major manufacturers of mobile devices, the company has shipped 12 billion of them over the past decade, says a company spokesman. Christopher Mims, WSJ, "All Ears: Always-On Listening Devices Could Soon Be Everywhere," 12 July 2018 The world’s biggest online retailer is looking to hire someone to lead outreach to medical-products manufacturers and service providers, who will focus on building the business in the U.S. and then expanding it globally, according to a new job post. Spencer Soper, The Seattle Times, "Amazon has global aspirations for medical-supplies marketplace," 10 July 2018 Facebook's initial move was a blow to consumer-goods manufacturers that lack direct relationships with the people who buy their products, marketers said. NBC News, "Facebook releases new privacy safeguards on how advertisers handle data," 13 June 2018 Yet few studies have followed patients for more than a few months or a year, and many are authored by surgeons with financial ties to manufacturers that make the lasers. Author: Roni Caryn Rabin, Anchorage Daily News, "Blurred vision, burning eyes: This is a Lasik success?," 12 June 2018 Farmers and ranchers are wary of tariffs that while favorable to some manufacturers may prove to be devastating to those who depend upon agricultural exports. Lynn Brezosky, San Antonio Express-News, "D.C. ag interns on the front lines of national farm policy," 10 June 2018 Facebook has given access to user data to four Chinese manufacturers, including one that U.S. intelligence officials consider a security threat, according to The New York Times. CBS News, "Report: Facebook gave data access to Huawei, Chinese company U.S. deemed a security risk," 5 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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