- a modified gyroscope, consisting of a rotating wheel pivoted within a rigid case.
Origin of gyrostat
Examples from the Web for gyrostat
Historical Examples of gyrostat
But now remove the gyrostat from the frame, and set the wheel in rotation.Lord Kelvin
There is, however, a great difference between the earth and the gyrostat.
Here is a gyrostat (Fig. 23) something like the earth in shape, and it is at rest.
It is not precessing, so you know that the weight W just balances the gyrostat F.
Now close observation will give you a simple rule about the behaviour of a gyrostat.