noun gim·bal \ˈgim-bəl, ˈjim-\

Definition of GIMBAL

:  a device that permits a body to incline freely in any direction or suspends it so that it will remain level when its support is tipped —usually used in plural —called also gimbal ring

Origin of GIMBAL

alteration of obsolete gemel double ring, from Middle English, from Anglo-French gemel, jomel, from Latin gemellus, diminutive of geminus
First Known Use: circa 1780


gimballed or gimbaledgimbal·ling or gimbal·ing

Definition of GIMBAL

transitive verb
:  to provide with or support on gimbals

First Known Use of GIMBAL



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