gimbal


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gimbal
a gyroscope with two gimbals

gim·bal

 (gĭm′bəl, jĭm′-)
n.
1. A rigid frame or ring in which an object is supported by pivots. Two such rings mounted concentrically on axes at right angles to each other allow an object such as a ship's compass to remain suspended in a horizontal plane between them regardless of any motion of its support.
2. often gimbals A device consisting of gimbals.
tr.v. gim·baled, gim·bal·ing, gim·bals or gim·balled or gim·bal·ling
To supply with or support on gimbals.

[Alteration of obsolete gemel, double ring; see gimmal.]

gimbal

(ˈdʒɪmbəl)
vb (tr) , gimbals, gimballing or gimballed
to support on gimbals
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gimbal - an appliance that allows an object (such as a ship's compass) to remain horizontal even as its support tips
appliance, contraption, contrivance, gadget, gismo, gizmo, widget, convenience - a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
Translations
cardaner

gimbal

[ˈdʒɪmbəl] gimbals [ˈdʒɪmbəlz] N (Aut, Naut) → cardán m
References in classic literature ?
The lamp wriggled in the gimbals, the loosened books toppled from side to side on the shelf, the long barometer swung in jerky circles, the table altered its slant every moment.
The lamp wriggled in its gimbals, the barometer swung in circles, the table altered its slant every moment; a pair of limp sea-boots with collapsed tops went sliding past the couch.
There were the tell- tale compass, the sea-lamps in their gimbals, the blue-backed charts carelessly rolled and tucked away, the signal-flags in alphabetical order, and a mariner's dividers jammed into the woodwork to hold a calendar.
Entering my room, lighted strongly by a big bulkhead lamp swung on gimbals above my writing desk, I did not see him anywhere till he stepped out quietly from behind the coats hung in the recessed part.
The stake was held through two of its managed funds, Global Mena Financial Assets Limited (GMFA) and GIMBAL Holding, Global Investment said in a statement.
It was the first time the BBC had shot wildlife using a handheld gimbal," explains Drewett.
The automaker has filed a patent with the US Patent and Trademark Office, which shows a conventional cup holder placed at the centre of a gimbal.
We'll look at it for a little bit, try to get a sense of how well the gimbal on the UAV is performing.
As for the camera, it's mounted on a different kind of gimbal from the Mavic Pro.
In connection with Bettera's formation, Gimbal Brothers, LLC has been acquired by Highlander.
and led the carve-out of Gimbal Solutions from Qualcomm before serving as Gimbal's president, CEO and chairman.
It is derived from the LRS-200X family of rate sensors, and is a two-axis rate sensor for platform and gimbal stabilization, electro-optical/infrared camera, radar, gun and turret stabilization, remote weapons stations and missile, torpedo and ground vehicle applications.