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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Example sentences from the Web for gyropilot

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

    Deepfreeze|Robert Donald Locke

Scientific definitions for gyropilot

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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