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Meaning of gyrostabilizer

gy•ro•sta•bi•liz•er

Pronunciation: ( jī"ru-stā'bu-lī"zur), [key]
— n.
  1. a device for stabilizing a seagoing vessel by counteracting its rolling motion from side to side, consisting essentially of a rotating gyroscope weighing about 1 percent of the displacement of the vessel. Also called
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