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


US a motor-car manufacturer


(ˈɔ toʊˌmeɪ kər)

an automobile manufacturer.
au′to•mak`ing, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.automaker - a business engaged in the manufacture of automobilesautomaker - a business engaged in the manufacture of automobiles
manufacturer, manufacturing business, maker - a business engaged in manufacturing some product
automobile industry - the manufacturers of automobiles considered collectively


[ˈɔːtəʊmeɪkər] n (US) (= car manufacturer) → constructeur m automobile
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