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gimbal

[′gim·bəl]
(engineering)
A device with two mutually perpendicular and intersecting axes of rotation, thus giving free angular movement in two directions, on which an engine or other object may be mounted.
In a gyro, a support which provides the spin axis with a degree of freedom.
To move a reaction engine about on a gimbal so as to obtain pitching and yawing correction moments.
To mount something on a gimbal.
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gimbal

gimbal
ii. In a gyro, a support that provides the spin axis with a degree of rotational freedom. Gyros can be mounted in single or double gimbals.
i. A device with two mutually perpendicular and intersecting axes of rotation, thus giving free angular movement in two directions.
iii. To mount something on a gimbal.
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