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An instrument using a gyroscope to automatically counteract unwanted rotary movements such as the rolling of a ship or aircraft.
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(Nautical Terms) a gyroscopic device used to stabilize the rolling motion of a ship
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gy•ro•sta•bi•liz•er(ˌdʒaɪ rəˈsteɪ bəˌlaɪ zər)
a device, consisting essentially of a rotating gyroscope, for stabilizing a seagoing vessel or aircraft by counteracting its rolling motion from side to side. Also called gy′roscop′ic sta′bilizer.
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|Noun||1.||gyrostabilizer - a stabilizer consisting of a heavy gyroscope that spins on a vertical axis; reduces side-to-side rolling of a ship or plane|
gyroscope, gyro - rotating mechanism in the form of a universally mounted spinning wheel that offers resistance to turns in any direction
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
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