[ muh-kee-luh-dawr-uh; Spanish mah-kee-ah-daw-rah ]
/ məˌki ləˈdɔr ə; Spanish mɑˌki ɑˈdɔ rɑ /
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noun, plural ma·qui·la·do·ras [muh-kee-luh-dawr-uhz; Spanish mah-kee-ah-daw-rahs]. /məˌki ləˈdɔr əz; Spanish mɑˌki ɑˈdɔ rɑs/.
a factory run by a U.S. company in Mexico to take advantage of cheap labor and lax regulation.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Also called ma·qui·la.
Origin of maquiladora
1985–90; Mexican Spanish, perhaps <Spanish maquilar extract a toll
Words nearby maquiladora
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Example sentences from the Web for maquiladora
Many were flagged with symptoms once they got to work, which the leader of a maquiladora association in Otay Mesa said applauded, saying it meant measures are working to identify infected individuals and prevent further spread inside factories.Morning Report: Why COVID Is Coursing Through Local Jails|Voice of San Diego|December 2, 2020|Voice of San Diego