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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
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