Gimbal

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Gimbal

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1. A device with two mutually perpendicular and intersecting axes of rotation, thus giving free angular movement in two directions, on which an engine or other object may be mounted. </dd>
2. In a gyro, a support which provides the spin axis with a degree of freedom. </dd>
3. To move a reaction engine about on a gimbal so as to obtain pitching and yawing correction moments. </dd>
4. To mount something on a gimbal. </dd>

References

This article is based on NASA's Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use