Meaning of GIMBAL in English


I. ˈgim-bəl, ˈjim- noun

Etymology: alteration of obsolete gemel double ring, from Middle English, from Anglo-French gemel, jomel, from Latin gemellus, diminutive of geminus

Date: circa 1780

: a device that permits a body to incline freely in any direction or suspends it so that it will remain level when its support is tipped — usually used in plural; called also gimbal ring

II. transitive verb

( -balled or -baled ; -bal·ling or -bal·ing )

Date: 1875

: to provide with or support on gimbals

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