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gy·ro 1

 (jī′rō)
n. pl. gy·ros
1. A gyroscope.
2. A gyrocompass.

gy·ro 2

(yē′rō, jī′-, jē′-)
n. pl. gy·ros
A sandwich made of sliced roasted meat, usually lamb or beef, combined with onion, tomato, seasoning, and often tzatziki sauce, and wrapped in pita bread.

[From Modern Greek gýros, a turning, gyro meat (partial loan translation of Turkish döner (kebap), turning (kebab), from the turning of the meat on a spit ), from Greek gūros, circle; perhaps akin to Armenian kor, bent, curved, and kuṙn, back (of the body).]

gyro

(ˈdʒaɪrəʊ)
n, pl -ros
1. (Navigation) See gyrocompass
2. (General Physics) See gyroscope

gy•ro1

(ˈdʒaɪ roʊ)

n., pl. -ros.

gy•ro2

(ˈdʒɪər oʊ, ˈʒɪər oʊ; Gk. ˈyi rɔ)

n.
pressed beef or lamb roasted on a vertical spit, thinly sliced, and usu. served in a sandwich on pita bread.
[1970–75; < Modern Greek gŷros literally, turn, revolution; see gyre]

gyro-

a combining form meaning “circle, rotation” ( gyromagnetic), “gyroscope” (gyrostabilizer).
[< Greek. gŷros ring, n. use of gȳrós round]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gyro - a Greek sandwich: sliced roast lamb with onion and tomato stuffed into pita breadgyro - a Greek sandwich: sliced roast lamb with onion and tomato stuffed into pita bread
pita, pocket bread - usually small round bread that can open into a pocket for filling
sandwich - two (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them
2.gyro - rotating mechanism in the form of a universally mounted spinning wheel that offers resistance to turns in any directiongyro - rotating mechanism in the form of a universally mounted spinning wheel that offers resistance to turns in any direction
gyrocompass - a compass that does not depend on magnetism but uses a gyroscope instead
gyrostabiliser, gyrostabilizer - a stabilizer consisting of a heavy gyroscope that spins on a vertical axis; reduces side-to-side rolling of a ship or plane
rotating mechanism - a mechanism that rotates
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