noun (used with a singular verb)
Origin of gimbals
Examples from the Web for gimbal
The four pistons are carried upon the gimbal ring, which connects, by means of pivots, the two chair couplings.
Gimbal, gim′bal, n. a contrivance for suspending the mariner's compass, so as to keep it always horizontal.
British Dictionary definitions for gimbal
Word Origin for gimbals
Word Origin and History for gimbal
1570s, "joints, connecting links;" alteration of gemel "twins" (late 14c.), from Old French jumel (Modern French jumeau) "a twin," from Latin gemellus, diminutive of geminus (see geminate). Related: Gimbals.