(mechanical) heavy-duty swivel



  • A piece, such 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.
  • A small piece of ordnance, turning on a point or swivel; called also swivel gun.
  • Strength of mind or character that enables one to overcome adversity; confidence; force of will.
  • The act of swivelling.
  • A rotating of the hips.


  • To swing or turn, as on a pin or pivot.


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

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