the taking up of young swans to mark them with nicks on the beak for identification.
an annual expedition for this purpose on the Thames.
the practice or action of marking nicks in swans’ beaks as a sign of ownership
the annual swan-upping of royal cygnets on the River Thames
plural noun 1. the Swanz, the women’s international soccer team of New Zealand
verb (used with object), swapped, swapping. 1. to exchange, barter, or trade, as one thing for another: He swapped his wrist watch for the radio. verb (used without object), swapped, swapping. 2. to make an exchange. noun 3. an exchange: He got the radio in a swap. verb swaps, swapping, swapped, swops, swopping, swopped 1. […]
- Swap file
operating system A file used by a program or, more often, an operating system as swap space. A swap file is usually allocated as a long contiguous section of a hard disk to reduce access time. The disk space used for a swap file can not be used for other things. Under Microsoft Windows, swap […]
- Swap horses
see: change horses in midstream