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gy•ro•sta•bi•liz•er



Pronunciation: ( jī"ru-stā'bu-lī"zur), [key]
n.
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 gy'roscop'ic sta'bilizer, stabilizer.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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