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Toyota

[taw-yaw-tah; English taw-yoh-tuh]
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noun
  1. a city on S Honshu, in Japan.
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Toyota

Japanese automaker, begun 1930s as a division of Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, named for the family name of the founder. There seems to be no one accepted explanation for the change from -d- to -t-.

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