gyroscopic stabilizer


a device for stabilizing a seagoing vessel by counteracting its rolling motion from side to side, consisting essentially of a rotating gyroscope weighing about 1 percent of the displacement of the vessel.
Also called gyroscopic stabilizer, stabilizer.

1920–25; gyro(scope) + stabilizer Unabridged
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gyrostabilizer or gyrostabiliser (ˌdʒaɪrəʊˈsteɪbɪˌlaɪzə)
a gyroscopic device used to stabilize the rolling motion of a ship
gyrostabiliser or gyrostabiliser

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