pendulous gyroscope

pendulous gyroscope

[′pen·jə·ləs ′jī·rə‚skōp]
(mechanics)
A gyroscope whose axis of rotation is constrained by a suitable weight to remain horizontal; it is the basis of one type of gyrocompass.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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