Gyro may refer to:

*An abbreviation for autogyro, a type of rotary-wing aircraft
*Gyro (or, more properly, gyros), a pita sandwich or the rotisseried meat it contains
*An abbreviation for gyroscope, an orientation-stabilizing device
*The casually used brand name of a detangler mechanism, part of a stunt-adapted BMX bicycle
*Gyro Gearloose, a comic-book character.
*Gyro International, a social fraternal organization
*An abbreviation for "Gyrodactylus salaris", a parasite in salmon
*A nickname for the rumored baseball pitch, the gyroball.
*The nickname of the PCA Winning Jesus "Bartleby" Jones.
*" Gyro" student magazine of Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand.
*GYRO, a computer program for tokamak plasma simulation.
*Honda Gyro, a family of tilting three wheel vehicles.
*'Gyro', a stimulant drug appearing in the science fiction novel "The Puppet Masters" by Robert Heinlein.
*Gyros, a Greek sandwich.

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