follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers

gyrostat

[jahy-ruh-stat] /ˈdʒaɪ rəˌstæt/
noun
1.
a modified gyroscope, consisting of a rotating wheel pivoted within a rigid case.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; gyro- + -stat
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for gyrostat

gyroscope

/ˈdʒaɪrəˌskəʊp/
noun
1.
a device containing a disc rotating on an axis that can turn freely in any direction so that the disc resists the action of an applied couple and tends to maintain the same orientation in space irrespective of the movement of the surrounding structure Sometimes shortened to gyro
Derived Forms
gyroscopic (ˌdʒaɪrəˈskɒpɪk) adjective
gyroscopically, adverb
gyroscopics, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for gyrostat
n.

1879, from gyro- + Greek statos "placed, standing," from PIE root *sta- (see stet).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for gyrostat

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for gyrostat

12
12
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for gyrostat