Terminology from the Age of Sail

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Gimbal: Gimbal or Gimbals. Two concentric metal rings mounted and pivoting on axes at right angles from each other. Used to suspend an object such as a ship's compass in a horizontal plane, allowing gravity to keep the object level despite the vessel's rolling and pitching in the waves.
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