- a mechanical device for counteracting the roll of a vessel, consisting of a pair of retractable fins so pivoted as to oppose a downward force with an upward one, and vice versa.
- a gyrostabilizer.
- any of various devices or systems that keep a gun mounted on a moving ship, tank, or plane automatically aimed at its target.
- any of various mechanical devices, such as fins, or electronic systems that keep a shell, bomb, rocket, etc., aligned with its target.
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How to use stabilizer in a sentence
Creating a logical qubit relies on what is known as a stabilizer code, which carries out the necessary operations to link together the various physical qubits and periodically check for errors.Google Gets One Step Closer to Error-Corrected Quantum Computing|Edd Gent|July 19, 2021|Singularity Hub
The third flight was delayed while the company made more safety enhancements — a seal running along a wing stabilizer had come undone during the previous flight.Richard Branson prepares to take his daredevil act to space with Virgin Galactic ... and beat Jeff Bezos|Christian Davenport|July 9, 2021|Washington Post
There was one very large and easily identifiable piece of debris floating, the vertical stabilizer.MH370 Debris Is Lost Forever, Can the Plane Be Found Without It?|Clive Irving|September 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It eliminates the effectiveness of unemployment compensation as a built in stabilizer.
Not put on display in Recife was the one substantial piece of the A330 yet found, its vertical stabilizer.
Then, in order to secure a sufficiency of longitudinal stability, it is necessary to set the forward stabilizer at about 15.
Such decrease applies to both main surface and stabilizer, since both are fixed rigidly to the aeroplane.
Inside was a gyro-stabilizer to keep the whole device upright.Tom Swift and The Visitor from Planet X|Victor Appleton
In fact, with only one trial I am convinced that it is going to be the best stabilizer so far on the market.
Do you think, Mr. Curley, that the little stabilizer has proved to be all that was claimed for it, sir?
British Dictionary definitions for stabilizer
- a system of one or more pairs of fins projecting from the hull of a ship and controllable to counteract roll
- See gyrostabilizer