gyropilot

or gy·ro pi·lot

[ jahy-ruh-pahy-luh t ]
/ ˈdʒaɪ rəˌpaɪ lət /

noun Navigation.

Origin of gyropilot

First recorded in 1920–25; gyro(scope) + pilot
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Science definitions for gyro pilot

gyro pilot

[ jīrō ]

An automatic pilot that incorporates a gyroscope and initiates corrections to control surfaces on aircraft, thus maintaining a preset course and altitude.

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