Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A manufacturer of automotive vehicles, such as cars, trucks, and SUVs.

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  • noun One who manufactures automobiles; typically used to refer to a large corporation such as General Motors.

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  • noun a business engaged in the manufacture of automobiles

Etymologies

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auto +‎ maker

Examples

  • Investors in Italian automaker Fiat S.p. A. reacted to the proposed alliance with Chrysler LLC with volatility today, as analysts in Europe questioned how much the Italian automaker would benefit from a deal with the struggling Auburn Hills automaker, which is operating on $4 billion in federal loans and seeking $3 billion more.

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  • The automaker is reducing exports from Japan while increasing imports as a short-term measure to cope with the strong yen, Mr. Shiga said.

    'Crisis' at Nissan Over Strong Yen

  • Though it managed to escape our attention up to this point, Lexus actually displayed a duo of hybrid electric bicycles at last year's Tokyo Motor Show, and the Japanese automaker is now touting the bike as part of its sponsorship of the Great British Bike Ride.

    Lexus shows off new hybrid concept... bicycle? — Autoblog Green

  • And the safety-minded Swedish automaker is looking for lightning to strike twice by getting its products noticed in Twilight sequel New Moon.

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  • Fitch's rating of "BB -" comes as the automaker is preparing for an initial public offering of stock, likely to come in mid-November.

    GM Gets 'Junk' Credit Rating From Fitch

  • YOKOHAMA, Japan — Nissan Motor Co. 's chief operating officer said Tuesday that the automaker is working "with a sense of crisis" to lessen the impact of the strong yen on its business, as the currency's surge threatens to eat into profits in one of Japan's key export industries.

    'Crisis' at Nissan Over Strong Yen

  • Toyota Motor spokesman Brian Lyons said the automaker is sending three of its own technicians to investigate.

    Brandy At Fault In Fatal December Car Crash

  • Fitch's rating of "BB -" comes as the automaker is preparing for an initial public offering of stock, likely to come in mid-November.

    GM Gets 'Junk' Credit Rating From Fitch

  • Nissan's chief operating officer said the automaker is working "with a sense of crisis" to lessen the impact of the strong yen on its business, as the currency's surge threatens to eat into profits in one of Japan's key export industries.

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  • Fitch's rating of "BB -" comes as the automaker is preparing for an initial public offering of stock, likely to come in mid-November.

    GM Gets 'Junk' Credit Rating From Fitch

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