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Noun: gimbal  gim-bul or jim-bul
  1. An appliance that allows an object (such as a ship's compass) to remain horizontal even as its support tips

Derived forms: gimbals

Type of: appliance, contraption, contrivance, convenience, gadget, gismo, gizmo, widget

Encyclopedia: Gimbal, California