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[jim-buh lz, gim-] /ˈdʒɪm bəlz, ˈgɪm-/

noun, (used with a singular verb)
Sometimes, gimbal. a contrivance, consisting of a ring or base on an axis, that permits an object, as a ship’s compass, mounted in or on it to tilt freely in any direction, in effect suspending the object so that it will remain horizontal even when its support is tipped.
/ˈdʒɪmbəlz; ˈɡɪm-/
plural noun
a device, consisting of two or three pivoted rings at right angles to each other, that provides free suspension in all planes for an object such as a gyroscope, compass, chronometer, etc Also called gimbal ring


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