[ jahy-ruh-stey-buh-lahy-zer ]
/ ˌdʒaɪ rəˈsteɪ bəˌlaɪ zər /
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.
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Also called gyroscopic stabilizer, stabilizer.
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British Dictionary definitions for gyrostabilizer
/ (ˌdʒaɪrəʊˈsteɪbɪˌlaɪzə) /
a gyroscopic device used to stabilize the rolling motion of a ship
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