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

Examples of gyrostabilizer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cockpit feels expansive, with a three-person sunpad in the aftermost section that also conceals stowage areas stacked on top of each other—one for lines and smaller items, and another below with space for a generator and Quick gyrostabilizer, as well as room for dive-tank racks or Seabobs. Kevin Koenig, Robb Report, 19 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gyrostabilizer was in 1921

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Cite this Entry

“Gyrostabilizer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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