noun \ˈjī(-ə)r\

Definition of GYRE

:  a circular or spiral motion or form; especially :  a giant circular oceanic surface current
gy·ral \ˈjī-rəl\ adjective

Origin of GYRE

Latin gyrus, from Greek gyros
First Known Use: 1566

Other Oceanography Terms

littoral, sound



Definition of GYRE

intransitive verb
:  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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