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Definition of "gyratory" [gy•ra•to•ry]

  • Having a circular or spiral motion. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gyratory" in a sentence
  • "In special alloy, which requires toughness and wear-resistance for applications such as gyratory crushers, jaw crusher plates, rail steel and cutting edges for earth-moving equipment, nickel is being replaced in part or entirely by Manganese."
  • "Ben QuinnLewisham, a suburb of south-east London blighted by serious deprivation and unsympathetic post-war planning which turned much of its centre into a one-way gyratory, experienced a few hours of trouble on Monday although it was quiet after several hours."
  • "The Christmas variety show was amuch-anticipated event on the school calendar, a chance for the students to showcase their talents with comic turns, singing, banjo-playing and a greatnumber of disco-dancing routines, disconcertingly gyratory displays performed in skin-tight ensembles to the hits of the day: London Boys, Black Box, Big Fun."