Crossword clues for gyron
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Gyron \Gy"ron\ (j[imac]"r[o^]n), n. [F. giron; of German origin. See Gore a piece of cloth.] (Her.) A subordinary of triangular form having one of its angles at the fess point and the opposite side at the edge of the escutcheon. When there is only one gyron on the shield it is bounded by two lines drawn from the fess point, one horizontally to the dexter side, and one to the dexter chief corner.
n. (context heraldiccharge English) A triangular form having an angle at the fess point and the opposite side at the edge of the escutcheon.
A gyron is a triangular heraldic ordinary. Gyron may also refer to:
- de Havilland Gyron and de Havilland Gyron Junior, aircraft jet engines of the 1950s
- Ford Gyron, experimental car produced in 1961
A gyron is a triangular heraldic ordinary having an angle at the fess point and the opposite side at the edge of the escutcheon. A shield divided into gyrons is called gyronny, the default is typically of eight if no number of gyrons is specified. The word gyron is derived from Old French giron, meaning ' gusset'. Another term for a single gyron is esquire.
The gyron rarely appears singly, but as a variation of the field, gyronny coats appear frequently. These most often appear as eight roughly equal parts, but occasionally a coat gyronny of six, ten, twelve or more parts may be specified.
Usage examples of "gyron".
But after I had been visited by the physicians, Bernabo della Croce and Angelo Gyra, there seemed to be some hope of my recovery, albeit both my parents, and my aunt as well, had already bewept me as one dead.