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gyrostabilizer

[ jahy-ruh-stey-buh-lahy-zer ]
/ ˌdʒaɪ rəˈsteɪ bəˌlaɪ zər /
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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.
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Also called gyroscopic stabilizer, stabilizer.

Origin of gyrostabilizer

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