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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).]
n., pl. -ros.
gy•ro2(ˈdʒɪər oʊ, ˈʒɪər oʊ; Gk. ˈyi rɔ)
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]
a combining form meaning “circle, rotation” ( gyromagnetic), “gyroscope” (gyrostabilizer).
[< Greek. gŷros ring, n. use of gȳrós round]
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|Noun||1.||gyro - a Greek sandwich: sliced roast lamb with onion and tomato stuffed into pita bread|
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 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