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gyropilot

or gy·ro pi·lot

[jahy-ruh-pahy-luh t]
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noun Navigation.
  1. automatic pilot.
  2. gyrocompass.

Origin of gyropilot

First recorded in 1920–25; gyro(scope) + pilot
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Examples from the Web for gyropilot

Historical Examples

  • Eagerly, he punched the figures for the heading onto a magnetized wire that would be fed into the gyropilot.

    Deepfreeze

    Robert Donald Locke


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