One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘The mirror surface of the ball doubles as a solar collector, and everything, the radio control, the laser, targeting, gyros, inertialess drive, all run off the battery.’
- ‘Their preparation and composure was further tested when pelorus repeats, gyros, GPS and even their sight were removed from their repertoire of navigational aids.’
- ‘If autopilot performance is important in the way you use your boat you may wish to inquire about the availability of a gyro sensor for your existing pilot.’
- ‘It uses a gyro sensor to measure the vehicle's speed, body lean, and angle of travel, then instantly calculate the rollover risk.’
- ‘Specialist stands test fuel control units, oil pumps, rate sensors and gyros, turret controls and Electronic Control Units (ECUs).’
nounPlural gyrosNorth American
An item of food made with slices of spiced meat cooked on a spit, served with salad in pitta bread.
- ‘She looks ready to pass out, and she still has not tasted my gyros.’
- ‘This tasty little cross between a gyro and a burrito was delicious.’
- ‘Most people take the N and W subways to indulge in gyros and moussaka.’
- ‘I'd like to see him haul forty gyros and twenty-five sides of hummus through town and up six-stories.’
- ‘And I tasted gyros in Cyprus, kimchi in Pyongyang, and injera in Addis Ababa.’
- ‘Spaghetti from Italy, gyros from Greece, sushi from Japan, egg rolls from China, knockwurst from Germany, burritos from Mexico are offered side by side as typical foods of choice.’
- ‘One does have to have a certain mindset, though, one that isn't offended by vicious killings committed by actors with spicy hunks of Greek gyro hanging off their cheeks.’
- ‘Passing through waves of smells: cheeseburgers, French fries, fried rice, orange chicken, burritos, tacos, pizza with pepperoni, and gyros, your stomach begins to grumble and you find that funny.’
- ‘A donair is sort of like a gyros but the meat is vaguely identified as beef and the sauce is sweet.’
- ‘The name has the sound of an early twentieth-century blood-boosting medicine, or of a modern, health-food take on the Greek sandwich, the gyro.’
- ‘Of course, gyro is slightly misleading: It's the Greek word for what the Turks call doner.’
- ‘The gyro and moussaka each have about 800 calories and at least a day's worth of saturated fat.’
- ‘There's a lot on there - for instance, seemingly every possible permutation of Greek staples like souvlaki and gyros.’
- ‘In my notebook I described it as a ‘carnival concourse’ offering everything from turkey sausages to gyros to fried twinkes.’
- ‘The diner offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving traditional American fare, and some Americanized ethnic dishes like chicken Parmesan and gyros.’
- ‘The food is good and cheap; I usually get a gyro or a slice of sausage pizza with a root beer.’
- ‘Sophal cooks the burgers, gyros, and steaks; Tevy rings you up, puts together the salads, brings the hot food to your table.’
1970s: from modern Greek guros ‘turning’.
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