Meaning of “gyroscope” in the English Dictionary

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"gyroscope" in British English

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gyroscopenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdʒaɪ.rə.skəʊp/ us /ˈdʒaɪ.rə.skoʊp/ also gyro

a device containing a wheel that spins freely within a frame, used on aircraft and ships to help keep them horizontal, and as a children's toy

(Definition of “gyroscope” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)