A manufacturer of automotive vehicles; a carmaker.(noun)
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Use "automaker" in a sentence
"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."
"Toyota Motor spokesman Brian Lyons said the automaker is sending three of its own technicians to investigate."
"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."