cage/caging

Mechanically locking the gimbals of a gyroscope so that it will not be damaged by rough handling or radical maneuvers. A caging button or knob is provided on some gyro instruments to prevent damage to them. It is also used when a gyro has tumbled and needs to be re-erected.

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  • Caging list — Caging is a term of art in the direct mail industry, as well as a term applied to a technique of voter suppression. A caging list is a list or database of addresses, updated after a mailing program is completed, with notations on responses… …   Wikipedia

  • Caging — Cage Cage (k[=a]j), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Caged} (k[=a]jd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Caging}.] To confine in, or as in, a cage; to shut up or confine. Caged and starved to death. Cowper. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cage — [kāj] n. [ME & OFr < L cavea, hollow place, cage < cavus, hollow: see CAVE] 1. a box or enclosed structure made of wires, bars, etc., for confining birds or animals 2. a fenced in area as for confining prisoners of war 3. any openwork… …   English World dictionary

  • Cage — (k[=a]j), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Caged} (k[=a]jd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Caging}.] To confine in, or as in, a cage; to shut up or confine. Caged and starved to death. Cowper. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cage — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Latin cavea cavity, cage, from cavus hollow more at cave Date: 13th century 1. a box or enclosure having some openwork for confining or carrying animals (as birds) 2. a. a barred cell for …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cage — {{11}}cage (n.) early 13c., from O.Fr. cage cage, prison, retreat, hideout (12c.), from L. cavea hollow place, enclosure for animals, coop, hive, stall, dungeon, spectators seats in the theater (Cf. It. gabbia basket for fowls, coop; see CAVE (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • cage — cageless, adj. cagelike, adj. /kayj/, n., v., caged, caging. n. 1. a boxlike enclosure having wires, bars, or the like, for confining and displaying birds or animals. 2. anything that confines or imprisons; prison. 3. something resembling a cage… …   Universalium

  • cage — /keɪdʒ / (say kayj) noun 1. a box shaped receptacle or enclosure for confining birds or other animals, made with openwork of wires, bars, etc. 2. anything that confines or imprisons; prison. 3. something like a cage in structure or purpose. 4.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • caging — keɪdÊ’ n. barred enclosure; prison; elevator v. enclose in a cage; place in a cage …   English contemporary dictionary

  • check — Synonyms and related words: CD, IOU, MO, X, a reckoning of, abrade, abrasion, abysm, abyss, acceptance, acceptance bill, accord, account, account of, agree, allophone, alveolar, answer to, aperture, apico alveolar, apico dental, arrest,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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