- moving in a circle or spiral; gyrating.
Origin of gyratory
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Examples from the Web for gyratory
They were forced to be passive; there was no means of preventing this gyratory motion.In Search of the Castaways
Storms are now admitted by all seamen to be gyratory, as we have seen.
As soon as the current would strike an obstruction like the cylinder, it would make a gyratory sweep around its base.The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers
There is no precise estimate of the velocity of the gyratory motion.Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume I
Karl Ritter von Scherzer
Two motions are usually visible, one ascending one near the earth and in the middle, and a gyratory one around the other.The Philosophy of the Weather
Thomas Belden Butler