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Gimbal   Listen

An appliance that allows an object (such as a ship's compass) to remain horizontal even as its support tips.

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"Gimbal" Quotes from Famous Books

... floor. Then, Jones and I left him, just propping up his head with the pillows, so that he should not suffocate himself. He could not well tumble out, the cot having high sides, and swinging besides with the motion of the ship, being hung from the deck above on a sort of gimbal joint, that worked in a ball and ...
— The Island Treasure • John Conroy Hutcheson

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