gyro horizon


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gy·ro horizon

 (jī′rō)
[gyro(scopic) horizon.]
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gyro horizon

n
(Navigation) another name for artificial horizon1
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artifi′cial hori′zon


n.
1. an instrument that indicates the banking and pitch of an aircraft with respect to the horizon.
2. a level, as a surface of mercury, used in determining the altitudes of stars.
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Noun1.gyro horizon - a navigational instrument based on a gyroscopegyro horizon - a navigational instrument based on a gyroscope; it artificially provides a simulated horizon for the pilot
navigational instrument - an instrument used for navigating
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Two of these navigational aids are the Gyro Horizon Indicator and the Directional Gyro Indicator, designed by Sperry and built by Sperry and Fisher Body.
At one time, the copilot noted the gyro horizon indicated 20 degrees nose up.