a bus powered by a gyroscopic flywheel; (also) a flying bus
A huge gyro-bus, completely enclosed, dull black in color, oblong, sinister, poised on its monorail in front of a great terraced Residential Apartment.
Memory of Atoms in Wonder Stories Jan. 618/2
Machines of every kind from the dainty flipabout to the massive gyrobus…started to float in from each quarter.
Planet Plane v. 40
1950 Amazing Stories Dec. 63 (title)
The boarded an orange gyrobus in the parking lot and departed the hatchery.
With a Little Help from Her Friends in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Feb. 7/2
We're to pack up and grab the noon gyrobus to New Brighton.
Galaxy Blues in Asimov’s Science Fiction Dec. 101
Research HistoryThe OED entry has a single cite from John Wyndham's Planet Plane.
Imran Ghory submitted a 1950 cite from "Gyro-bus", a nonfiction piece by Milton Matthew.
Jesse Sheidlower submitted a 1933 cite from Nathan Schachner in Wonder Stories, apparently referring to a gyroscopically powered vehicle.
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