gyrostabilizer

[ jahy-ruh-stey-buh-lahy-zer ]
/ ˌdʒaɪ rəˈsteɪ bəˌlaɪ zər /

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. gyroscope,
  2. gyroscopic,
  3. gyrose,
  4. gyrospasm,
  5. gyrostabilized,
  6. gyrostat,
  7. gyrostatic,
  8. gyrostatics,
  9. gyrovague,
  10. gyrus

Origin of gyrostabilizer

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

Also called gyroscopic stabilizer, stabilizer.

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British Dictionary definitions for gyrostabilizer

gyrostabilizer

gyrostabiliser

/ (ˌdʒaɪrəʊˈsteɪbɪˌlaɪzə) /

noun

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