Examples from the Web for gyroscope
We wanted him there because our conversation needed a gyroscope.
Slowly Norton's aeroplane, this time really equipped with the gyroscope, rose from the field and circled over toward us.
You can make a gyroscope of your own body if you choose to197 whirl about, like a ballet-dancer.Every-day Science: Volume VII. The Conquest of Time and Space|Henry Smith Williams
I'll show them yet that my application of the gyroscope is patentable.
He showed me a gyroscope he had got up which made the incredible number of 4000 revolutions in a second.Edison, His Life and Inventions|Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
Now for a reason which is too complex to go into here a gyroscope strongly objects to having its axle tilted in this manner.Marvels of Scientific Invention|Thomas W. Corbin
British Dictionary definitions for gyroscope
Word Origin and History for gyroscope
heavy rotating wheel with an axis free to turn in any direction, 1856, invented and named in French 1852 by Foucault, from Greek gyros "circle" (see gyre) + skopos "watcher" (see scope (n.1)), because the device demonstrates that the earth rotates.