or gy·ro pi·lot
[ jahy-ruh-pahy-luht ]
/ ˈdʒaɪ rəˌpaɪ lət /
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Origin of gyropilot
First recorded in 1920–25; gyro(scope) + pilot
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Scientific definitions for gyropilot
[ jī′rō ]
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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