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or gyro pilot

[jahy-ruh-pahy-luh t] /ˈdʒaɪ rəˌpaɪ lət/
noun, Navigation.
Origin of gyropilot
First recorded in 1920-25; gyro(scope) + pilot Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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gyro pilot in Science
gyro pilot
An automatic pilot that incorporates a gyroscope and initiates corrections to control surfaces on aircraft, thus maintaining a preset course and altitude.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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