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[krahys-ler] /ˈkraɪs lər/
Walter Percy, 1875–1940, U.S. automobile manufacturer. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A little beyond that the sharp spire of the Chrysler building rose skyward.

    Janet Hardy in Radio City Ruthe S. Wheeler
  • It stands upon the site of the Chrysler Building that towered here—until one of the flying torpedoes came over to hunt it out.

Word Origin and History for Chrysler

U.S. automobile corporation, organized 1925 as Chrysler Corporation by Walter P. Chrysler (1875-1940) out of the old Maxwell Motor Co. (Maxwell produced a car named Chrysler in 1924). The name is a spelling variant of German Kreisler, perhaps related to kreisel "spinning top," but the sense connection is unclear.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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