Meaning of gyronny in English:


Pronunciation /dʒʌɪˈrɒni/


  • (of a shield) divided into eight gyrons by straight lines all crossing at the fess point.

    ‘Moreover, the only examples we've seen of multiple gyronny divisions in one device involved marshalling.’
    • ‘The design of the coat of arms as granted, is the gyronny differenced by a silver globe at centre point, to emphasize the worldwide spread of our Clan.’
    • ‘Ada's family bore gyronny of ten argent and sable, and the earliest known version of the arms, were gyronny of eight argent and sable.’
    • ‘A shield gyronny is frequent in Scottish arms.’
    • ‘It is well known that the gyronny is a heraldic symbol of France.’


Late Middle English from French gironné, from giron (see gyron).