from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that makes or keeps something stable: "The New Deal equipped the economy with built-in stabilizers” ( Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.)
- n. A device, such as a gyroscopically controlled fin, that prevents excessive rolling of a ship in heavy seas.
- n. An airfoil that stabilizes an aircraft or missile in flight.
- n. Chemistry A substance that renders or maintains a solution, mixture, suspension, or state resistant to chemical change.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Agent noun of stabilize; any person or thing which brings stability.
- n. Any substance added to something in order to stabilize it.
- n. A gyroscopically controlled fin or similar device that prevents the excess rolling of a ship in rough seas.
- n. An airfoil that stabilizes the flight of an aircraft or missile.
- n. A piece of backing fabric used in embroidery.
- n. training wheels on a child's bicycle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a chemical that is added to a solution or mixture or suspension to maintain it in a stable or unchanging state
- n. a device for making something stable
- n. airfoil consisting of a device for stabilizing an aircraft
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The camcorder offers 10x optical zoom and built-in stabilizer, which is perfect for soccer moms or hockey dads who want to capture all the action from afar.
STABILIZER Adding a stabilizer is the easiest way to steady your bow and improve your shooting.
Why does it take 18 months to check these planes, these MD-80s, for what is called -- what they call stabilizer corrosion?
I don't know if you "need" one BUT next to a release a 9 or more inch stabilizer is one of the most accuracy improving pieces of equipment you can buy.
For example, if the actuation screw for the horizontal stabilizer is deemed to be of poor or unsafe design in a particular aircraft, then the government can issue a bulletin to require a new approved design be retrofitted in all other aircraft of this series.
Sports Sensors 'Arrowspeed RADARchron, a microwave Doppler radar unit that measures arrow speed, screws onto a bow where a stabilizer is typically attached.
Boric oxide is sometimes classified as a stabilizer (USA) and sometimes as a glass former (UK).
A stabilizer is a horizontal rudder on the tail that, as the name implies, usually keeps the plane level, but can, in the case of a runaway, tilt the nose down.
The liquid product from the bottom of the separator is sent to a fractionator called a stabilizer (butanizer).
Also has bullet holes in the vertical stabilizer, which is in the back of the plane.
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