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manufacturer

[man-yuh-fak-cher-er]
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noun
  1. a person, group, or company that owns or runs a manufacturing plant.
  2. a person, group, or company that manufactures.
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Origin of manufacturer

First recorded in 1710–20; manufacture + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for manufacturer

manufacturer

noun
  1. a person or business concern that manufactures goods or owns a factory
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Word Origin and History for manufacturer

n.

1719, "worker in a manufacturing establishment," agent noun from manufacture (v.). Meaning "one who employs workers in manufacturing" is from 1752.

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