Meaning of GYROSCOPE in English

GYROSCOPE

n. a rotating wheel whose axis is free to turn but maintains a fixed direction unless perturbed, esp. used for stabilization or with the compass in an aircraft, ship, etc.

Derivatives:

gyroscopic adj. gyroscopically adv.

Etymology: F (as GYRO-, SCOPE(2))

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.