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gyro1

[jahy-roh] /ˈdʒaɪ roʊ/
noun, plural gyros.
2.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; independent use of gyro-

gyro2

[jeer-oh, zheer-oh; Greek yee-raw] /ˈdʒɪər oʊ, ˈʒɪər oʊ; Greek ˈyi rɔ/
noun, Greek Cookery.
1.
meat, usually lamb, roasted on a vertical spit, then thinly sliced, topped with onions, and usually served in a sandwich of pita bread.
Origin
1970-75; < Modern Greek gŷros literally, turn, revolution; see gyre
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British Dictionary definitions for gyros

gyro

/ˈdʒaɪrəʊ/
noun (pl) -ros
1.
2.
See gyroscope
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Word Origin and History for gyros

gyro

n.

sandwich made from roasted lamb, late 20c., originally the meat itself, as roasted on a rotating spit, from Modern Greek gyros "a circle" (see gyre); mistaken in English for a plural and shorn of its -s.

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Related Abbreviations for gyros

gyro

  1. gyrocompass
  2. gyroscope
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