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.
Recent Examples on the Web Vaping-product manufacturers have sought to distinguish their goods from counterfeits acquired on the street and to blame the latter, but investigators have not yet confirmed the provenance of many of the products involved in the disease. Emily Willingham, Scientific American, "Hunt for Cause of Vaping Illness Suggests Multiple Mechanisms of Damage," 17 Sep. 2019 Now, thanks to a law passed in 2009, tobacco product manufacturers cannot claim reduced risk without scientific evidence. Risa Robinson, CNN, "The way you vape could make it even more dangerous," 16 Sep. 2019 Now, thanks to a law passed in 2009, tobacco product manufacturers cannot claim reduced risk without scientific evidence. Risa Robinson, The Conversation, "How a person vapes, not just what a person vapes, could also play a big role in vaping harm," 13 Sep. 2019 MSI Data's software Service Pro 10 is used by companies like heavy equipment manufacturer Komatsu to dispatch technicians, manage contracts, track inventory and complete work orders, among other tasks. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "This growing Milwaukee software company manages how people fix, install or inspect equipment," 13 Sep. 2019 June 5, 2017:Florida awning manufacturer shooting, Orlando, Florida, 5 dead, 0 injured. Mike Trautmann, The Courier-Journal, "Since Standard Gravure in 1989, the US has seen 35 workplace mass shootings," 12 Sep. 2019 Despite such alliances, ammo manufacturers may soon find themselves increasingly in the spotlight. Stephen Gandel, CBS News, "In epidemic of mass shootings, ammunition makers dodge blame," 12 Sep. 2019 Some metal straw manufacturers include a silicon mouthpiece to avoid that complication, but most do not. Soleil Ho,, "Why nonplastic straws are a terrible solution to a systemic problem," 13 Sep. 2019 Both of the manufacturers have stood by their vaping products. Ryan Faircloth, Twin Cities, "Medical marijuana patients on edge over vaping scare; manufacturers say products are safe," 13 Sep. 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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English Language Learners Definition of manufacturer

: a company that makes a product

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