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

A sandwich made from roasted lamb, originally the meat itself, as roasted on a rotating spit, from Modern Greek gyros, "a circle". The "s" was mistaken in English for a plural and so it was deleted; therefore, it went from gyros to gyro.

This entry is located in the following unit: gyro-, gyr- (page 1)
(Greek: turning, spinning, whirling, bend, circular motion; originally, "circle, curved, ring")
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electrically suspended gyro
1. A gyroscope characterized by a central rotating element which is maintained in place by an electromagnetic or electrostatic field.
2. A gyroscope in which the main rotating element is suspended by an electromagnetic or an electrostatic field.
This entry is located in the following units: electro-, electr-, electri- (page 21) pend-, -pens, -pense, -pending, -pended (page 3)