Meaning of gyrostabilized in English:


Pronunciation /ˌdʒʌɪrə(ʊ)ˈsteɪbɪlʌɪzd/


(also British gyrostabilised)
  • 1(of a vessel) stabilized by a gyrostabilizer.

  • 2(of cameras, binoculars, and other optical devices) capable of securing a steady view by means of an electronic device that corrects for movement.

    ‘In the years between the two world wars, he and his engineers developed the automatic pilot, the first airplane stabilizer, gyrostabilized bomb sights, and automatic-fire control systems.’
    • ‘The mast mounted sight is equipped with a thermal imager and a television camera on a gyrostabilised platform.’
    • ‘The cavalry unit is equipped with this vehicle which is fitted with a 105 mm high-pressure gyrostabilised gun and associated automated fire control system.’
    • ‘The pilot has a suite of vision equipment comprising a roof mounted gyrostabilised sight, forward looking infrared and television sensors and night vision goggles.’
    • ‘The commander has a panoramic \ gyrostabilised sight.’