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gyrostabilizer

[ jahy-ruh-stey-buh-lahy-zer ]

noun

  1. a device for stabilizing a seagoing vessel by counteracting its rolling motion from side to side, consisting essentially of a rotating gyroscope weighing about 1 percent of the displacement of the vessel.


gyrostabilizer

/ ˌdʒaɪrəʊˈsteɪbɪˌlaɪzə /

noun

  1. a gyroscopic device used to stabilize the rolling motion of a ship


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Word History and Origins

Origin of gyrostabilizer1

First recorded in 1920–25; gyro(scope) + stabilizer

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