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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a stabilizer consisting of a heavy gyroscope that spins on a vertical axis; reduces side-to-side rolling of a ship or plane [syn: gyrostabilizer, gyrostabiliser]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1921 a stabilizing device (as for a ship or airplane) that consists of a continuously driven gyro spinning about a vertical axis and pivoted so that its axis of spin may be tipped fore-and-aft in the vertical plane and that serves to oppose sideways motion — called also gy•ro•stat

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n. a gyroscopic device for maintaining the equilibrium of a ship, aircraft, platform, etc.



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