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noun [C] (FOR BALANCE) (UK usually stabiliser)     /ˈsteɪ.bɪ.laɪ.zər/ US  /-zɚ/
engineering a device that helps an aircraft, ship, or vehicle to balanceParts of aeroplanesParts of ships and boatsMaking things more or less smooth or straight stabilizers [plural] (US training wheels) small wheels attached to each side of the back wheel of a bicycle to prevent it falling over when a child is learning to ride itBicycles
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