gyro pilot

gyropilot

[jahy-ruh-pahy-luht]
noun Navigation.
Also, gyro pilot.


Origin:
1920–25; gyro(scope) + pilot

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gyro pilot   (jī'rō)  Pronunciation Key 
An automatic pilot that incorporates a gyroscope and initiates corrections to control surfaces on aircraft, thus maintaining a preset course and altitude.
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