gyrocompass gyrocompass  /ˈdʒaɪ roʊ ˌkəm pəs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a compass that does not depend on magnetism but uses a gyroscope instead

Usage(s):

  1. Yet, paradoxically, he helped develop a gyrocompass for U-boats.
  2. Such factors as wind and misbehavior of the gyrocompass can make the ship wander far off its course.
  3. Yet, paradoxically, he helped develop a gyrocompass for U-boats.

News

  • Seatronics Invests £1.7M In Teledyne TSS Products

    Seatronics, an Acteon company, has recently placed orders totaling £1.7M with Teledyne TSS. The purchases include 56 top-of-the-range Meridian Surveyor gyrocompasses, six highly-regarded TSS 440 pipe and cable tracking systems and a number of DMS motion sensors.
    on July 2, 2013     Source: OilandGasOnline

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