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a fastening device that allows the thing fastened to turn around freely upon it, especially to turn in a full circle.
such a device consisting of two parts, each of which turns around independently, as a compound link of a chain, one part of which turns freely in the other by means of a headed pin or the like.
a pivoted support allowing a gun to turn around in a horizontal plane.
a swivel gun.
a device attached to a loom and used as a shuttle to weave extra threads in the production of small figures, especially dots.
verb (used with object), swiveled, swiveling or (especially British) swivelled, swivelling.
to turn or pivot on or as if on a swivel:
He swiveled his chair around.
to fasten by a swivel; furnish with a swivel.
verb (used without object), swiveled, swiveling or (especially British) swivelled, swivelling.
to turn on or if as on a swivel.
a coupling device which allows an attached object to turn freely
such a device made of two parts which turn independently, such as a compound link of a chain

a pivot on which is mounted a gun that may be swung from side to side in a horizontal plane
Also called swivel gun. the gun itself

verb -els, -elling, -elled (US) -els, -eling, -eled
to turn or swing on or as if on a pivot
(transitive) to provide with, secure by, or support with a swivel


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  • Swivel pin

    noun 1. another name for kingpin (sense 3)

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