Full record for gyro n.

Definition a flying machine (from "autogiro")
OED requirements antedating 1936
Last modified 6 July, 2008

Citations for gyro n.

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1966 L. Niven in If Oct. 17/2 Machinery blocked the view behind me, so I used the gyros.
1986 D. Carey Dreadnought v.69 The ship whined, straining against its own artificial gravity, creating a gyro effect.
1993 V. Milan From Depths xvii. 183 Gyros and computerized ballast management damped the rocking imparted the waves.
1995 P. David Captain's Daughter ii. x. 93 It slammed him to the side and he lost control of his vehicle, the gyros smashed by the impact of the door.