Gyrostat



[jahy-ruh-stat] /ˈdʒaɪ rəˌstæt/

noun
1.
a modified gyroscope, consisting of a rotating wheel pivoted within a rigid case.
n.

1879, from gyro- + Greek statos “placed, standing,” from PIE root *sta- (see stet).

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