Definition of Gimbal

1. Noun. An appliance that allows an object (such as a ship's compass) to remain horizontal even as its support tips.




Definition of Gimbal

1. n. A contrivance for permitting a body to incline freely in all directions, or for suspending anything, as a barometer, ship's compass, chronometer, etc., so that it will remain plumb, or level, when its support is tipped, as by the rolling of a ship. It consists of a ring in which the body can turn on an axis through a diameter of the ring, while the ring itself is so pivoted to its support that it can turn about a diameter at right angles to the first.

Definition of Gimbal

1. Noun. A device for suspending something, such as a ship's compass, so that it will remain level when its support is tipped. ¹

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Definition of Gimbal

1. to support on a set of rings [v -BALED, -BALING, -BALS or -BALLED, -BALLING, -BALS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gimbal

gilses
gilsonite
gilt
gilt-edged
gilt-head bream
gilt-head breams
giltcup
giltcups
gilthead
giltheads
giltif
gilts
giltwood
gilutensin
gim
gimbal (current term)
gimbaled
gimbaling
gimballed
gimballing
gimbals
gimbap
gimblet
gimblets
gimboid
gimboids
gimcrack
gimcrackeries
gimcrackery
gimcracks

Literary usage of Gimbal

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1. A Treatise on Gyrostatics and Rotational Motion: Theory and Applications by Andrew Gray (1918)
"A gyroscope on gimbal rings. Equation of energy. A gyroscope is mounted symmetrically so that it can turn about an axis Ij fixed diametrically in a circular ..."

2. Lockwood's Dictionary of Terms Used in the Practice of Mechanical by Joseph Gregory Horner (1892)
"gimbal Joint.—A Hooke'e joint. See Universal Joint. Gimlet.—A boring tool which prepares the way for the entrance of wood screws. ..."

3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"See gimbal. gimcrack (jim'krak), n. and a. [< 171»), neat, spruce, + crack, п., 14, a pert, lively boy.] 1. n. If. A spruce or pert boy. ..."

4. Ocean Magnetic Observations, 1905-1916: And Reports on Special Researches by Louis Agricola Bauer, John Adam Fleming, William Francis Gray Swann, James Percy Ault, William John Peters (1917)
"The galvanometer readings recorded under the heading r were made while the coil was spun by turning the crank mounted on the gimbal stand (see PL 14, Fig. ..."

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