- 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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If CNCs work like antifreeze proteins, they may be a better stabilizer, he says.Cellulose may keep ice cream from turning gritty in your freezer|Anna Gibbs|May 4, 2022|Science News For Students
If CNCs do function the same way as antifreeze proteins, they’re a promising alternative to current stabilizers, he says.Grainy ice cream is unpleasant. Plant-based nanocrystals might help|Anna Gibbs|March 29, 2022|Science News
This doesn’t reduce the activation your stabilizer muscles perform in those lifts, it just reduces strain on joints like your knees.After 100 Workouts on Tonal, I’m Never Going to a Gym Again|wsiler|February 12, 2022|Outside Online
This multifunctional stabilizer can be used as either a stabilizer grip or a standalone tripod.Capture crystal-clear, stable images with these gimbals & mounts on sale|Stack Commerce|February 1, 2022|Popular-Science
It can record high-quality and stable video in stunning 4K resolution and has a built-in Gyro stabilizer and in-body sensor stabilization feature to get the perfect shot every time.Record this year’s adventures with these drones & cameras on sale|Stack Commerce|January 21, 2022|Popular-Science
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