Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A gyroscope.
  • n. A gyrocompass.
  • n. A sandwich made usually of sliced roasted lamb, onion, and tomato on pita bread.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A gyroscope, gyrocompass or autogyro.
  • n. A style of Greek sandwich commonly filled with grilled meat, tomato, onions, and tzatziki sauce.

Etymologies

From Modern Greek guros, a turning, from Greek gūros, circle (from the turning of the meat on a spit ).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Abbreviation (Wiktionary)
From Greek γύρος (gýros); from the turning of the meat on a spit. (Wiktionary)

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  • sliced roast lamb with onion and tomato stuffed into pita bread

    August 21, 2007