gyrostabilizer

noun
gy·​ro·​sta·​bi·​liz·​er | \ ˌjī-rō-ˈstā-bə-ˌlī-zər How to pronounce gyrostabilizer (audio) \
variants: or gyrostat \ ˈjī-​rə-​ˌstat How to pronounce gyrostat (audio) \

Definition of gyrostabilizer

: a stabilizing device (as for a ship or airplane) that consists of a continuously driven gyro spinning about a vertical axis and pivoted so that its axis of spin may be tipped fore-and-aft in the vertical plane and that serves to oppose sideways motion

First Known Use of gyrostabilizer

1921, in the meaning defined above

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“Gyrostabilizer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gyrostabilizer. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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