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Topic: INDUSTRY


maker

noun
     
mak‧er [countable]
1TI a person or company that makes a particular type of goods
car/film/shoe etc maker
a quality furniture maker
a leading Japanese computer maker
maker of
The makers of the car claim that it uses up to 50% less fuel than other similar cars.
2 a machine or piece of equipment that makes something
coffee/pasta etc maker
Grind the beans to suit your coffee maker.
3

decision maker/policy maker/peacemaker etc

someone who does something or makes something happen:
Who's the decision maker in this department?
healthcare administrators and policy makers
troublemaker, holidaymaker
4

meet your maker

informal to die - used humorously
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