Swivel Definition

swĭvəl
swiveled, swiveling, swivelled, swivelling, swivels
noun
swivels
A coupling device that allows free turning of the parts attached to it; specif., a chain link made in two parts, one piece fitting like a collar below the bolt head of the other and turning freely about it.
Webster's New World
The definition of a swivel is something attached to two pieces that lets each piece move independently from each other.
An example of a swivel is the seat of a bar stool spinning around on the frame of the chair.
YourDictionary

(military) A small piece of ordnance, turning on a point or swivel; called also swivel gun.

Wiktionary
(slang) Strength of mind or character that enables one to overcome adversity; confidence; will.
Bob ain't got no swivel.
Wiktionary
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verb
swiveled, swiveling, swivels
To cause to turn or rotate on or as if on a swivel.
Webster's New World
To fit, fasten, or support with a swivel.
Webster's New World
To turn on or as if on a swivel.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Swivel

Noun

Singular:
swivel
Plural:
swivels

Origin of Swivel

  • Middle English swyvel, swivel, from a derivative of Old English swÄ«fan (“to revolve"), + -el, an instrumental suffix.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English swyvel

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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