automaker [aw-toh-mey-ker] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun an automobile manufacturer.

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  • Origin of automaker First recorded in 1900–05; auto-2 + maker Related formsau·to·mak·ing, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for automaker Contemporary Examples of automaker

  • The automaker was supposed to get rid of its unresponsive culture in exchange for taxpayer salvation.

    The Old General Motors Is Back

    Micheline Maynard

    April 7, 2014

  • The Italian automaker brought new management, design ideas, cash, and marketing elan to the company.

    Bailout’s Success Lets Treasury Take Loss on General Motors Stock

    Daniel Gross

    December 19, 2012

  • What happens if an automaker offers him the chance to reinvent an iconic marque?

    Apple’s Brain Drain

    Dan Lyons

    June 15, 2011

  • The automaker’s stunning rebound into profitability seemed to shock even those who made it happen.

    Is GM’s Turnaround for Real?

    Paul A. Eisenstein

    August 13, 2010

  • And the automaker has made at least one direct jab at its troubled rival.

    Detroit’s Big Chance?

    Paul A. Eisenstein

    February 3, 2010

  • Word Origin and History for automaker n.

    “manufacturer of automobiles,” 1925, from auto + maker.

    Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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