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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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automakerau‧to‧mak‧er /ˈɔːtəʊˌmeɪkə $ ˈɒːtoʊˌmeɪkər/ noun [countable]  TI American English a company that makes cars – used especially in newspapers US automakers
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automakerChrysler is the only domestic automaker increasing production in the first quarter.A better solution is for automakers to develop air bags that inflate more slowly, lessening the risk of injury.With the recent weakness in the auto industry, automakers are cutting production schedules.Shares of Ford Motor Co. and other automakers fell today.About 300 others returned to work last week to resume making parts for other automakers.Employment levels are steady because the plants have replaced the business with orders from other automakers.The automaker said it plans to freeze car and truck prices by the end of the decade.The automaker was particularly vulnerable because it keeps only a short supply of extra parts to save costs.
From Longman Business Dictionaryautomakerau‧to‧mak‧er /ˈɔːtəʊˌmeɪkəˈɒːtoʊˌmeɪkər/ noun [countable] American English MANUFACTURING a company that makes carsThe Big Three US automakers are Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler.
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