gyro gyro  /ˈdʒaɪ ˌroʊ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a Greek sandwich: sliced roast lamb with onion and tomato stuffed into pita bread
  2. (n) rotating mechanism in the form of a universally mounted spinning wheel that offers resistance to turns in any direction

Usage(s):

  1. Until last fortnight, Death had come to no man in an autogyro.
  2. This time George Townson landed in the steep, space-saving drop characteristic of a gyro, came to earth gently.
  3. Thanks to gyro sensors in his body and a camera in his head, not only can he keep himself upright, but he can also peer ahead to make sure he rides in a straight line.

News

  1. Irish round-the-world gyro pilot makes emergency landing in Saudi Arabia

    An Irish pilot made an unscheduled stop in the middle of the Saudi Arabian desert this week. Norman Surplus, 47, is trying to fly round the world in a gyroscope, the kind of aircraft made famous in the James Bond move, "You Only Live Twice."
    on June 29, 2013     Source: Irish Central

  2. gyro New York announces senior hires

    New York—gyro New York announced that Auro Castelli has been named head of strategy; he was previously senior VP-global strategy director at Draftfcb New York.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: BtoB Magazine

  3. Dining Out: Wraps has plenty to offer

    The restaurant space next door to Le Bakery at Metro Centre is cooking once again. Wraps is the name of the new place and, if the name didn't give it away already, you'll find a variety of wraps on hand.   But that's not all. It's also a sandwich place with several gyro dishes on the menu (regular gyro, spicy gyro, chicken gyro, gyro burger, philly gyro and, yes, a gyro wrap).   So, they could ...
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Peoria Journal Star

Quotes

  1. "The gyro is just a two-seam (fast)ball. Kind of a cutter," Kuwata said.
    on Mar 21, 2007 By: Masumi Kuwata Source: Leader Times

  2. "With Kaz leaving and us not finding out about it until three weeks ago, it knocks you out of your gyro a little bit and now we have to adjust to that," Bavasi said.
    on Jan 27, 2004 By: Bill Bavasi Source: Colorado Rockies News

  3. "I don't know if the gyro was what I was seeing, but I was seeing something that's kind of like a split-finger changeup," said Hermida, who has a year-plus in the majors. "It's tough to describe. I just know I didn't pick up the spin."
    on Mar 6, 2007 By: Jeremy Hermida Source: Sun-Sentinel.com

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