[jahy-ruh n, -ron]
- a subordinary having the form of a triangle, usually equal to half a quarter of the escutcheon, with its apex at the fess point.
Origin of gyron
1565–75; < Middle French, Old French giron gusset < Old High German gēro; cognate with gore3
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Examples from the Web for gyron
If one of these triangles occur singly it is termed a gyron.The Curiosities of Heraldry
Mark Antony Lower
The gyron may be drawn in any part of the shield, but it is generally placed as in the annexed example.
The arms of Lanyon afford an example of the gyron as a charge, as does also the well-known shield of Mortimer (Fig. 209).A Complete Guide to Heraldry
Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
- a variant spelling of giron
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