- 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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Example sentences from the Web for stabilizer
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