Definition of gyropilot in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒʌɪrə(ʊ)ˌpʌɪlət/


A gyrocompass used to provide automatic steering for a ship or aircraft.
Example sentences
  • The gyropilot is so expert that it gives passengers a smoother ride than can the pilot himself.
  • Also installed was a gyrocompass system complete with master compass, steering and bearing repeaters and gyropilot for steering sounding lines.
  • A central optical bearing device and a gyropilot repeater compass may be arranged in the fore and aft parts, respectively, of the middle console.
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