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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.]
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Adj.1.gimbaled - supported on gimbals and remaining steady or level when the base tips
supported - held up or having the weight borne especially from below; "supported joints in a railroad track have ties directly under the rail ends"
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