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noun, plural gi·ros.
  1. autogiro.

Origin of giro

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Examples from the Web for giro

Historical Examples

  • In the middle of June she marshalled her party for a little Canadian giro.

    Days Off

    Henry Van Dyke

  • The giro proper is an instrument made from the hard fruit whence it derives its name.

  • Ponsonby has carried his point, and Vaughan has had a giro to Malta and back, for which the public has to pay.

    The Greville Memoirs

    Charles C. F. Greville

  • One of these houses on the Giro had for generations been in the possession of the Guai family.

  • A flash of the true light illuminated the mind of Giro Menotti, but that was extinguished on the scaffold.

    The Liberation of Italy

    Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco

British Dictionary definitions for giro


noun plural -ros
  1. a system of transferring money within the financial institutions of a country, such as banks and post offices, by which bills, etc may be paid by filling in a giro form authorizing the debit of a specified sum from one's own account to the credit of the payee's account
  2. British informal an unemployment or income support payment by giro cheque, posted fortnightly

Word Origin

C20: ultimately from Greek guros circuit
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