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gyre

play
noun \ˈjī(-ə)r\

Definition of gyre

  1. :  a circular or spiral motion or form; especially :  a giant circular oceanic surface current

gy·ral play \ˈjī-rəl\ adjective


Origin of gyre

Latin gyrus, from Greek gyros


First Known Use: 1566

Other Oceanography Terms


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gyre

verb

Definition of gyre

gyredgyr·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to move in a circle or spiral



Origin of gyre

Late Latin gyrare, from Latin gyrus


First Known Use: 1593

Rhymes with gyre


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