gyron

[ jahy-ruh n, -ron ]
/ ˈdʒaɪ rən, -rɒn /
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noun Heraldry.

a subordinary having the form of a triangle, usually equal to half a quarter of the escutcheon, with its apex at the fess point.

Nearby words

  1. gyrofrequency,
  2. gyroidal,
  3. gyromagnetic,
  4. gyromagnetic ratio,
  5. gyromancy,
  6. gyronny,
  7. gyropilot,
  8. gyroplane,
  9. gyroscope,
  10. gyroscopic

Origin of gyron

1565–75; < Middle French, Old French giron gusset < Old High German gēro; cognate with gore3

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British Dictionary definitions for gyron

gyron

/ (ˈdʒaɪrɒn) /

noun

a variant spelling of giron
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