gyron

noun
gy·​ron
variants: or giron \ˈjīrən, -​ˌrän \
plural -s

Definition of gyron 

: a heraldic charge of triangular form having one side at the edge of the field and the opposite angle usually at the fess point

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for gyron

Middle French giron wedge-shaped piece of material, from Old French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German gēro wedge-shaped object

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about gyron

Statistics for gyron

Look-up Popularity

Comments on gyron

What made you want to look up gyron? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to move with a clumsy heavy tread

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!