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[jahy-ruh n, -ron]
noun Heraldry.
  1. a subordinary having the form of a triangle, usually equal to half a quarter of the escutcheon, with its apex at the fess point.
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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

Historical Examples

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for gyron


  1. a variant spelling of giron
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