noun, plural gy·ros.
- gyri insulae,
- gyro horizon,
- gyro pilot,
- gyro repeater,
Origin of gyro1
noun Greek Cookery.
Origin of gyro2
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|DAILY BEAST
We even get appearances by Riff Raff (Richard O'Brien) and the Gyro Captain (Bruce Spence) in minor roles.
The officer of the watch turned aside for a moment from the gyro across which he had been sighting.Sea-Hounds|Lewis R. Freeman
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|J.A. Taylor
The robot body tilted, but its gyro kept it from toppling over.Tom Swift and The Visitor from Planet X|Victor Appleton
Engines of Gilgamesh will not be used except for the heat-disposal and gyro auxiliaries.The Lost Kafoozalum|Pauline Ashwell
He started the gyro motors, got the great wheels to spinning, and thus stopped the slow, end-over-end turning of the flier.Salvage in Space|John Stewart Williamson
noun plural -ros
before a vowel gyr-
Word Origin 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).