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giron

gyron

/ (ˈdʒaɪrɒn) /
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noun

heraldry a charge consisting of the lower half of a diagonally divided quarter, usually in the top left corner of the shield

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Word Origin for giron

C16: from Old French giron a triangular piece of material, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German gēro triangular object; compare gore ³
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