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gyron

Line breaks: gyron
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒʌɪr(ə)n
 
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Definition of gyron in English:

noun

Heraldry
A triangular ordinary formed by two lines from the edge of the shield meeting at the fess point at 45 degrees.
Example sentences
  • Commenters also indicate that the way they are drawn the gyrons cannot be blazoned as piles, as they are too short.
  • In the gyronny of eight, the gyrons are following the main-lines, whereas in the gyronny of twelve, the gyrons do or don't follow the main-lines.
  • The shield is divided into eight gyrons all meeting at the center.

Origin

late 16th century: from Old French giron 'gusset'.

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