Meaning of stabilizer
Pronunciation: (stā'bu-lī"zur), [key]
- a person or thing that stabilizes.
- a device for stabilizing an aircraft, as the fixed, horizontal tail surface on an airplane. Cf.
- a mechanical device for counteracting the roll of a vessel, consisting of a pair of retractable fins so pivoted as to oppose a downward force with an upward one, and vice versa.
- a gyrostabilizer.
- any of various substances added to foods, chemical compounds, etc., to prevent deterioration, the breaking down of an emulsion, or the loss of desirable properties.
- any compound that, when included with an explosive, decreases the ability of the latter to decompose spontaneously.
- a substance, as beeswax or aluminum stearate, added to a fast-drying oil paint to improve the dispersion of pigment.
- a comparatively large shock absorber for motor vehicles.
- any of various devices or systems that keep a gun mounted on a moving ship, tank, or plane automatically aimed at its target.
- any of various mechanical devices, such as fins, or electronic systems that keep a shell, bomb, rocket, etc., aligned with its target.
- any of various devices or systems used to keep a submarine or a torpedo at the proper depth or in the proper position.
- stabilizer (Thesaurus)