Definition of spin-stabilized in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌspinˈstābəˌlīzd/


(Of a satellite or spacecraft) stabilized in a desired orientation by being made to rotate about an axis.
Example sentences
  • Other ASVN applications include missiles and rockets that might rotate at launch for thrust equalization and to augment stability, or spin-stabilized micro- or nano-satellites.
  • 220-mm Multiple Rocket Launcher The 9P140 Uragan (previously referred to incorrectly as BM - 22) is the world's first modern fin and spin-stabilized heavy rocket system.
  • Is the ability to hit the target with high reliability influenced if the target is either tumbling or spin-stabilized?



Example sentences
  • But as I understand it, the tumbling warheads are easier to build than non-tumbling warheads; it is harder to achieve spin-stabilization.
  • The head separation, turnover and spin-stabilisation system was successful.
  • All of these factors, taken together, constituted too great an element of unreliability, and this plus the development problems outweighed the strong points of the spin-stabilization concept.

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Syllabification: spin-sta·bi·lized

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