Definition of Gimbals

1. Noun. (plural of gimbal) ¹



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Definition of Gimbals

1. gimbal [v] - See also: gimbal

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gimbals

gilt-head breams
giltcup
giltcups
gilthead
giltheads
giltif
gilts
giltwood
gilutensin
gim
gimbal
gimbaled
gimbaling
gimballed
gimballing
gimbals (current term)
gimbap
gimblet
gimblets
gimboid
gimboids
gimcrack
gimcrackeries
gimcrackery
gimcracks
gimel
gimels
gimlet
gimlet-eyed
gimleted

Literary usage of Gimbals

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"... The meter is in gimbals and is directed by a conical rudder which keeps it facing the stream with its axis horizontal. There is an electric circuit from ..."

2. Animal Locomotion: Or, Walking, Swimming, and Flying, with a Dissertation on by James Bell Pettigrew (1883)
"... of a Compass set upon gimbals.—A careful examination of the movements in skimming birds has led me to conclude that by a judicious twisting or ..."

3. Animal Locomotion by James Bell Pettigrew (1874)
"The Flight of the Albatross compared to the Movements of a Compass set upon gimbals.—A careful examination of the movements in skimming birds has led me to ..."

4. A Treatise of Mechanics: Theoretical, Practical, and Descriptive by Olinthus Gregory (1826)
"gimbals, a contrivance by means of which barometers, vessels of oil, mariner's compasses, &c. may be suspended so as to arrange their upper parts ..."

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