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gyrostabilizer

Line breaks: gyro|sta¦bil|izer
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒʌɪrəʊˌsteɪbɪlʌɪzə
 
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(also gyrostabiliser)

Definition of gyrostabilizer in English:

noun

A gyroscopic device for maintaining the equilibrium of something such as a ship, aircraft, or platform.
Example sentences
  • In 1913, the first gyrostabilizer, controlling pitch and yaw as well as speed and direction, was installed on the ship.
  • His armour clankered slightly as he stepped, the gyrostabilisers kicking in with each grand step.
  • Results obtained by this method on identification of the drift of a three-degree gyrostabilizer are given.

Derivatives

gyrostabilized

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • The main trends in the improvement of the engineering and operating characteristics of gyroscopes and gyrostabilized platforms for use in inertial navigation systems are examined.
  • I don't know if the system is gyrostabilised, or how responsive the hydraulics are, but there's no reason you couldn't go over a diagonal speed bump in the sequence you mention, but the compensations happen so quickly you don't feel any tilt at all.

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