Advertisement

Advertisement

gyron

[ jahy-ruhn, -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.


gyron

/ ˈdʒaɪrɒn /

noun

  1. See giron
    a variant spelling of giron


Discover More

Word History and Origins

Origin of gyron1

1565–75; < Middle French, Old French giron gusset < Old High German gēro; cognate with gore 3

Discover More

Example Sentences

The arms of Lanyon afford an example of the gyron as a charge, as does also the well-known shield of Mortimer (Fig. 209).

The gyron may be drawn in any part of the shield, but it is generally placed as in the annexed example.

If one of these triangles occur singly it is termed a gyron.

Advertisement

Word of the Day

petrichor

[pet-ri-kawr]

Meaning and examples

Start each day with the Word of the Day in your inbox!

By clicking "Sign Up", you are accepting Dictionary.com Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policies.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement


gyromagnetic ratiogyronny