Definition of stabilizer noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (British English also -iser) noun
    BrE BrE//ˈsteɪbəlaɪzə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsteɪbəlaɪzər//
    Parts of a plane, Parts of boats and ships
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  1. 1a device that keeps something steady, especially one that stops an aircraft or a ship from rolling to one side See related entries: Parts of a plane, Parts of boats and ships
  2. 2stabilizers [plural] (British English) (North American English training wheels) small wheels that are fitted at each side of the back wheel on a child’s bicycle to stop it from falling over She can ride her bike without stabilizers now.
  3. 3(specialist) a chemical that is sometimes added to food or paint to stop the various substances in it from becoming separate
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: stabilizer