Artificial horizon

Definition of Artificial horizon

See under Horizon
a level mirror, as the surface of mercury in a shallow vessel, or a plane reflector adjusted to the true level artificially; - used chiefly with the sextant for observing the double altitude of a celestial body.

See also: Artificial Horizon

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flight indicator, gyro horizon, navigational instrument
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