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Part or all of this page has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Pronunciation

\Swiv"el\

Noun

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Singular
swivel

Plural
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  1. (mechanical): A piece, as a ring or hook, attached to another piece by a pin, in such a manner as to permit rotation about the pin as an axis.
  2. (military) A small piece of ordnance, turning on a point or swivel; -- called also swivel gun. --w:Wilhelm.
  3. (slang) strength of mind or character that enables one to overcome adversity; confidence; will
    Bob ain't got no swivel.

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Verb

Infinitive
to swivel

Third person singular
swivels

Simple past
swiveled or swivelled

Past participle
swiveled or swivelled

Present participle
swiveling or swivelling

to swivel (third-person singular simple present swivels, present participle swiveling or swivelling, simple past and past participle swiveled or swivelled)
  1. (intransitive) To swing or turn, as on a pin or pivot.

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