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[krahys-ler] /ˈkraɪs lər/

Walter Percy, 1875–1940, U.S. automobile manufacturer.

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.


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