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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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.


Etymology 1 n. 1 A gyroscope 2 A gyrocompass 3 An autogyro Etymology 2

alt. A style of Greek sandwich commonly filled with grilled meat, tomato, onions, and tzatziki sauce. n. A style of Greek sandwich commonly filled with grilled meat, tomato, onions, and tzatziki sauce.

  1. n. a Greek sandwich: sliced roast lamb with onion and tomato stuffed into pita bread

  2. rotating mechanism in the form of a universally mounted spinning wheel that offers resistance to turns in any direction [syn: gyroscope]


GYRO is a computational plasma physics code developed and maintained at General Atomics. It solves the 5-D coupled gyrokinetic-Maxwell equations using a combination of finite difference, finite element and spectral methods. Given plasma equilibrium data, GYRO can determine the rate of turbulent transport of particles, momentum and energy.

Gyro (food)

A gyro or gyros (, gyros, literally 'turn') is a Greek dish made of meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie, normally pork, chicken, beef, veal, lamb or mutton, or other alternatives such as feta or haloumi cheese, and usually served wrapped in a flatbread such as pita or sandwich, with cucumber, tomato, onion, and tzatziki sauce.

To make gyros, pieces of meat are placed on a tall vertical rotisserie, in the shape of an inverted cone, which turns slowly in front of a source of heat, usually an electric broiler. If the meat is not fatty enough, strips of fat are added so that the roasting meat always remains moist and crisp. The rate of roasting can be adjusted by varying the strength of the heat and the distance between the heat and the meat, allowing the cook to adjust to varying rates of consumption. The outside of the meat is sliced vertically in thin, crisp shavings when done. It is generally served in an oiled, lightly grilled piece of pita, rolled up with various salads and vegetables such as cucumber and lettuce, as well as sauces, such as mustard and ketchup. Gyros form part of the sandwich family and are differentiated from other hand-held semi-folded foods by their complete over-wrap but unsecured lower flap.

Gyro (magazine)

Gyro is the official publication of its owners the Otago Polytechnic Students' Association (OPSA) 1 at Otago Polytechnic in Otago, New Zealand. Gyro is a member of the Aotearoa Student Press Association (ASPA), and was the first polytechnic publication to fully join.

Gyro has been largely replaced with a weekly digital news-letter style publication, StudentNews. Until 2014 Gyro was printed fortnightly and covered news, features, regular columns, and reviews. Printed copies were available free of charge around the Dunedin North and Central Otago campus areas, and selected sites in Dunedin city. Archive copies are held at Dunedin's Hocken Collections, which is run by the University of Otago.

Gyro traces its history back to the 1960s photocopied SAM (Students' Association Magazine), and was known as Kram, and Student Informer during the '70s, Informer and Pinch in the '80s, and Tech Torque during the '90s, until its re-branding as "gYRo" in the late 1990s ("Gyro" as of 2007). Gyro was published as a newsprint magazine during the late 1990s and as a glossy magazine in the late 2000s. Since 2011 it was published in a Zine format for regular issues, and a glossy for special issues (e.g. Orientation).

Gyro won second "Best Headline" and second "Best Small Publication" at the 2009 ASPA National Awards, second "Best Headline", second "Best Reviewer" and third "Best Columnist" in the 2010 Awards, and first-equal "Best Review", third "Best Original Photography", fourth "Best editorial", and fourth "Best Unpaid News Reporter" in the 2012 awards.

Usage examples of "gyro".

Lateral and graviton sensor array readouts, accelerometers, optical gyros, inertia!

Grenier let the autoleveller have its head, watching the coleopter shrouds at the wingtips jitter as they sought to obey the gyros.

As always when Gerund met her here, he was conscious of how Gyro, as she came down those steps, had to force her mind out from the cloister of Barbe Barber back into the external world.

Gyro said, kissing Gerund on his mouth and putting her arms round him.

And a gyro monocycle, an all-band transceiver, and an information watch.

Tomorrow morning the site will be opened again until midday for a final check and from that moment, except for the gyro settings, the Moonraker will be ready to go.

Listing to the north: as a gyro parked with props and not disconnected precessed to the north when left too long, moving at right angles to the force the turning of the globe exerted upon it.

The little Starover had turned overas he had known that it would, had he stopped to thinkunder the gyro controls so that he would be right side up with reference to his objective when he reached it.

Not only why protection was necessary, but why an unringed ringer should risk everything to get at the head of General Gyro?

Drake not lose, American manhood before the bar of an entire Dayak village, even as his inner gyros went swinging level with the slippery surface of the wine he was lifting cautiously as a ticking bomb to his benumbed lips.

He rounded up a separate team to interview each of the half dozen pushcart vendors here, some selling coffee and doughnuts at the moment, others setting up for lunches of hot dogs, pretzels, gyros and falafel pita-bread sandwiches.

Colquist gyro, just north of the spot where Lake Nicaragua drains its brown overflow into the San Juan, and was bound for Managua, seventy-five miles north and west across the great inland sea.

His fingers chattered out a computation on a set of keys, he fed the tape to the robot, he felt a faint tug as the gyros woke up, swiveling the vessel into position for blast.

She moved out at two gees, her gyros holding the blast toward the mass she was escaping, so that her elliptical orbit became a spiral.

You could order greasy gyros, watered-down sugary juice, or toxic coffee, and a purchase bought you a chance to lean at the counter while you consumed it.