spin stabilization


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spin stabilization

n
(Aeronautics) a technique by which a bullet, rocket, etc, is made to spin around its longitudinal axis to assist it in maintaining a steady flight path
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spin stabilization

Directional stability of a projectile obtained by the action of gyroscopic forces that result from spinning of the body about its axis of symmetry.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.