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a gyroscope with two gimbals


 (gĭm′bəl, jĭm′-)
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.]


(ˈdʒɪmbəlz; ˈɡɪm-)
pl n
(Mechanical Engineering) a device, consisting of two or three pivoted rings at right angles to each other, that provides free suspension in all planes for an object such as a gyroscope, compass, chronometer, etc. Also called: gimbal ring
[C16: variant of earlier gimmal finger ring, from Old French gemel, from Latin gemellus, diminutive of geminus twin]


(ˈdʒɪm bəlz, ˈgɪm-)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
Sometimes, gimbal. a contrivance, consisting of a base on an axis, that permits an object, as a ship's compass, mounted on it to tilt freely in any direction. Also called gim′bal ring`.
[1570–80; alter. of gimmal]
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
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.
Additional features of the U1 include a user friendly design that allows operators to easily swap cameras and lenses during a shoot, 10X more pan motor torque than prosumer gimbals and a unique balancing system for unshakeable stability.
5 pounds, is RED s lightest and most compact camera, which makes it an ideal choice for a range of applications mainly to include documentaries, online content creation, indie filmmaking, and use with drones or gimbals.
Perfect for this application, Bly Outriggers, based in New Jersey, offers lightweight, carbon fiber outriggers with reinforced, locking gimbals for mounting in a rodholder.
The MEMS gyroscopes, an alternative to the conventional rate gyroscope based on a high speed rotor supported in gimbals, can be used to measure the spacecraft angular rate with respect to an inertial reference frame [1, 2].
By adding gimbals to the rate sensor, B&G has created a compass that gives the true rate of turn whatever the angle of heel or sea state--a major advantage for both accurate autopilot steering performance and for race boats looking for real time data on course changes and wind shifts.
It includes thermal cameras for intruder detection, an extreme low-lux camera for alarm assessment, optional pan-tilt gimbals for sightline pointing, an optional IP network interface, and an optional embedded video analytics processor.
Barely 21, she was guarding one of this country's most precious military secrets when most girls her age were working at Macy's or Gimbals.