Walter Percy,1875–1940, U.S. automobile manufacturer. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for chrysler

Contemporary Examples of chrysler

Historical Examples of chrysler

  • It stands upon the site of the Chrysler Building that towered here—until one of the flying torpedoes came over to hunt it out.

  • A little beyond that the sharp spire of the Chrysler building rose skyward.

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