Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


 (spĕr′ē), Elmer Ambrose 1860-1930.
American engineer and inventor of numerous electrical devices, including the gyrocompass, a nonmagnetic navigational aid (1910).


, Roger Wolcott 1913-1994.
American neurobiologist. He shared a 1981 Nobel Prize for studies of the organization of the brain, especially the specialized functions of the left brain and right brain.


(ˈspɛr i)

1. Elmer Ambrose, 1860–1930, U.S. inventor.
2. Roger Wolcott, 1913–94, U.S. neurobiologist: Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1981.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sperry - United States engineer and inventor of the gyrocompass (1860-1930)
References in periodicals archive ?
Sperry, of the 300 block of Grant Place, of aggravated battery with a firearm and two counts of aggravated fleeing and eluding -- all felonies -- after a four-day trial presided over by Judge John Barsanti.
Built in 1913, the rustic hotel, Sperry Chalet, lost its main building to the Sprague Fire, which was sparked in a lightning storm on Aug.
Summary: Washington DC [USA], Aug 22 (ANI): Wedding bells are ringing for Miles Teller and Keleigh Sperry as the couple announced their engagement on Instagram.
Ralph Sperry from the National Autism Center (NAC) and two other clinicians visited Muscat, the capital of Oman, courtesy of the Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP).
Five years ago, the Sperry Observatory at Union County College in Cranford, New Jersey, was scheduled to be shut down.
com)-- International Franchise Advisory Services (IFAS), a fully outsourced international franchise sales solution, announced today it has facilitated the launch of the first Canadian franchise location for Sperry Van Ness International Corporation (SVNIC), one of the most recognized commercial real estate services franchisors in North America.
Sperry launches its global campaign Odysseys Await with the Sperry Customization Bar at Power Plant Mall, Rockwell.
Avid fans can show their support sartorially with Complex Lifestyle Store's limited-edition collections from Sperry Top-Sider, Keds, and Havaianas to match your team's stripes.
Sperry Junior Navigator of the Year Award for 2014 to Midshipman Robert Francisco Yerkes-Medina in ceremonies at the US Naval Academy.
Police say 56-year-old Kelvin Sperry, of Herkimer, N.
John (Jack) Reginald Sperry, former bishop of the Arctic, will be remembered as a spiritual mentor, linguist and lover of Inuit culture.
In a case that has ties to one of the industry's largest mortgage scams, Sperry Associates Federal Credit Union received a ruling in its favor over losses the financial institution said it suffered behind the scheme.