A contrivance for allowing a body to incline freely in all directions or even for suspending everything as a barometer vessels compass chronometer an such like such that it will stay plumb or level when its assistance is tipped as because of the rolling of a ship It is made from a ring when the human anatomy are able to turn on an axis through a diameter associated with band although the band is so pivoted to its support that it could switch about a diameter at correct sides on very first
- a device which allows an item (like a ship's compass) to stay horizontal even as its help ideas
- Alt. of Gimbals
The dangly bits generally found between your legs of a male pirate!
1570s, "bones, linking links;" alteration of gemel "twins" (belated 14c.), from Old French jumel (contemporary French jumeau) "a twin," from Latin gemellus, diminutive of geminus (see geminate). Associated: Gimbals.
(n.) Alt. of Gimbals
Io) is a taffrail one, with bearings of hardened steel, and is intended to be slung or secured to the taffrail by a line; the gimbal pattern has a fitting for the deck.