Origin of gyro1
- meat, usually lamb, roasted on a vertical spit, then thinly sliced, topped with onions, and usually served in a sandwich of pita bread.
Origin of gyro2
- a combining form meaning “ring,” “circle,” “spiral,” used in the formation of compound words: gyromagnetic; gyroscope.
Origin of gyro-
Examples from the Web for gyro
Even Garnet's gyro wrap is made with McLane farms seasoned lamb.Spaghetti for Breakfast?! Not So Crazy at This Idaho Farm Café
Jane & Michael Stern
August 4, 2014
We even get appearances by Riff Raff (Richard O'Brien) and the Gyro Captain (Bruce Spence) in minor roles.George R.R. Martin's Top 10 Fantasy Films
George R.R. Martin
April 11, 2011
Why, even the gyro compass has to be adjusted for latitude error.Where the Blue Begins
Without a gyro to keep the drive upright, I took a loop and started heading for the ground.Islands of Space
John W Campbell
Engines of Gilgamesh will not be used except for the heat-disposal and gyro auxiliaries.The Lost Kafoozalum
There should be approximately one minute before the major color changes began, which was also the minimum time for gyro run up.Far from Home
Others were large lumps from the computer-banks, gyro platform, fuel pumps, and other more massive components.Pushbutton War
Joseph P. Martino
before a vowel gyr-
- indicating rotating or gyrating motiongyroscope
- indicating a spiral
- indicating a gyroscopegyrocompass
Word Origin and History for gyro
sandwich made from roasted lamb, late 20c., originally the meat itself, as roasted on a rotating spit, from Modern Greek gyros "a circle" (see gyre); mistaken in English for a plural and shorn of its -s.
word-forming element meaning "gyrating" or "gyroscope," from comb. form of Greek gyros "ring, circle" (see gyre).