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gyro 1

Pronunciation: /ˈdʒʌɪrəʊ/

noun (plural gyros)

Short for gyroscope or gyrocompass.
Example sentences
  • Specialist stands test fuel control units, oil pumps, rate sensors and gyros, turret controls and Electronic Control Units (ECUs).
  • If autopilot performance is important in the way you use your boat you may wish to inquire about the availability of a gyro sensor for your existing pilot.
  • The mirror surface of the ball doubles as a solar collector, and everything, the radio control, the laser, targeting, gyros, inertialess drive, all run off the battery.

Words that rhyme with gyro

biro, Cairo, giro, tyro

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There are 2 main definitions of gyro in English:

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gyro 2

Pronunciation: /ˈdʒʌɪrəʊ/

noun (plural gyros)

North American
A sandwich made with slices of spiced meat cooked on a spit, served with salad in pitta bread.
Example sentences
  • Sophal cooks the burgers, gyros, and steaks; Tevy rings you up, puts together the salads, brings the hot food to your table.
  • The food is good and cheap; I usually get a gyro or a slice of sausage pizza with a root beer.
  • The name has the sound of an early twentieth-century blood-boosting medicine, or of a modern, health-food take on the Greek sandwich, the gyro.

Origin

1970s: from modern Greek guros 'turning'.

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