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swiv·el

 (swĭv′əl)
n.
A device that joins two parts in a way that allows one part to turn without turning the other.
v. swiv·eled, swiv·el·ing, swiv·els or swiv·elled or swiv·el·ling
v.tr.
1. To turn or rotate on a swivel or an axis.
2. To secure, fit, or support with a swivel.
v.intr.
To turn on a swivel or an axis.

[Middle English swyvel.]

swivel

(ˈswɪvəl)
n
1. (General Engineering) a coupling device which allows an attached object to turn freely
2. (General Engineering) such a device made of two parts which turn independently, such as a compound link of a chain
3. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery)
a. a pivot on which is mounted a gun that may be swung from side to side in a horizontal plane
b. Also called: swivel gun the gun itself
vb, -els, -elling or -elled, -els, -eling or -eled
4. to turn or swing on or as if on a pivot
5. (tr) to provide with, secure by, or support with a swivel
[C14: from Old English swīfan to turn; see swift]
ˈswivel-ˌlike adj

swiv•el

(ˈswɪv əl)

n., v. -eled, -el•ing (esp. Brit.) -elled, -el•ling. n.
1. a fastening device that allows the thing fastened to turn around freely upon it.
2. such a device consisting of two parts, each of which turns around independently, as a compound link of a chain.
3. a pivoted support allowing something to turn around in a horizontal plane.
v.t.
4. to turn or pivot on or as if on a swivel: He swiveled his chair around.
5. to fasten by a swivel; furnish with a swivel.
v.i.
6. to turn on or if as on a swivel.
[1275–1325; Middle English (n.), =swiv- (base of Old English swīfan to revolve, c. Old Norse svīfa to turn; compare swift) + -el instrumental suffix]

swivel


Past participle: swivelled
Gerund: swivelling

Imperative
swivel
swivel
Present
I swivel
you swivel
he/she/it swivels
we swivel
you swivel
they swivel
Preterite
I swivelled
you swivelled
he/she/it swivelled
we swivelled
you swivelled
they swivelled
Present Continuous
I am swivelling
you are swivelling
he/she/it is swivelling
we are swivelling
you are swivelling
they are swivelling
Present Perfect
I have swivelled
you have swivelled
he/she/it has swivelled
we have swivelled
you have swivelled
they have swivelled
Past Continuous
I was swivelling
you were swivelling
he/she/it was swivelling
we were swivelling
you were swivelling
they were swivelling
Past Perfect
I had swivelled
you had swivelled
he/she/it had swivelled
we had swivelled
you had swivelled
they had swivelled
Future
I will swivel
you will swivel
he/she/it will swivel
we will swivel
you will swivel
they will swivel
Future Perfect
I will have swivelled
you will have swivelled
he/she/it will have swivelled
we will have swivelled
you will have swivelled
they will have swivelled
Future Continuous
I will be swivelling
you will be swivelling
he/she/it will be swivelling
we will be swivelling
you will be swivelling
they will be swivelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been swivelling
you have been swivelling
he/she/it has been swivelling
we have been swivelling
you have been swivelling
they have been swivelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been swivelling
you will have been swivelling
he/she/it will have been swivelling
we will have been swivelling
you will have been swivelling
they will have been swivelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been swivelling
you had been swivelling
he/she/it had been swivelling
we had been swivelling
you had been swivelling
they had been swivelling
Conditional
I would swivel
you would swivel
he/she/it would swivel
we would swivel
you would swivel
they would swivel
Past Conditional
I would have swivelled
you would have swivelled
he/she/it would have swivelled
we would have swivelled
you would have swivelled
they would have swivelled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swivel - a coupling (as in a chain) that has one end that turns on a headed pinswivel - a coupling (as in a chain) that has one end that turns on a headed pin
coupler, coupling - a mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects
Verb1.swivel - turn on a pivot
turn - change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"
pirouette - do a pirouette, usually as part of a dance

swivel

verb
1. turn, spin, revolve, rotate, pivot, pirouette, swing round He swivelled round to face Sarah.
noun
1. turn, rotation, pirouette, swinging round a slight swivel of the hips

swivel

verb
To move, as a gun, laterally:
Translations
مِحْوَر، وَصْلَه دَوّارَهيَتَحَرَّك حَوْل مِحْوَر
otočitotočný čep
drejedrejemekanisme
eslabón giratorio
leikari
forgócsukló
snúa um á e-usnúanleg undirstaîa; segulnagli
lankstinis sujungimas
šarnīrsavienojums
otočný čap
döndürmekmilli makara

swivel

[ˈswɪvl]
A. Neslabón m giratorio
B. VI (also swivel round) → girar; [person] → volverse, girar sobre los talones
C. VT (also swivel round) → girar
D. CPD swivel chair Nsilla f giratoria

swivel

[ˈswɪvəl]
vi
(also swivel round) [person, chair] → pivoter, tourner
[eyes]
His eyes swivelled from one girl to the other → Son regard passait d'une fille à l'autre.
vt
(also swivel round) [+ chair, telescope] → faire pivoter
[eyes, head] → tournerswivel chair nfauteuil m pivotant

swivel

nDrehgelenk nt attrDreh-; swivel base (of monitor etc)Schwenksockel m; swivel chairDrehstuhl m
vt (also swivel round)(herum)drehen
vi (also swivel round)sich drehen; (person)sich herumdrehen

swivel

[ˈswɪvl]
1. nperno
2. vi (also swivel round) → girarsi

swivel

(ˈswivl) noun
a type of joint between two parts of an object (eg between a chair and its base) that enables one part to turn without the other.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈswivelled
to move round (as though) on a swivel. He swivelled his chair round to face the desk.
References in classic literature ?
Andrews with his swivel chair tilted back, his hands clasped behind his head, his cigarette hanging from his lips, regarded the man dispassionately.
Young Andrews swung his swivel chair so that, over his shoulder, he could see Mr.
The words, 'Pretty fellow,' or 'Poor fellow,' seemed to be in my ears, too; but certainly there was nothing else, when I awoke, to lead me to believe that they had been uttered by my aunt, who sat in the bow-window gazing at the sea from behind the green fan, which was mounted on a kind of swivel, and turned any way.
Easy with that, men--easy," he ran on, to the fellows who were shifting the powder; and then suddenly observing me examining the swivel we carried amidships, a long brass nine, "Here you, ship's boy," he cried, "out o' that
The swivel alluded to in this work was buried and abandoned by the troops on this occasion, and it was subsequently found in digging the cellars of the authors paternal residence.
They embarked in four boats, one of which was of a large size, mounting a swivel, and two howitzers.
The good old swivel saw here a rare opportunity: his niece, whom he so much loved, would absorb knowledge from this man, and it would not cost him a cent.
They were mounted upon rough adaptations of the Doan swivel, which at that time gave the maximum vertical range to a heavy gun.
said the British Lion, yawning; "the swivel in my tail needs a few drops of oil, that is all.
The captain sat down in one of the swivel arm-chairs fixed around the table; I had him right under me and as he turned the chair slightly, I was looking, I may say, down his back.
Similarly, she found herself possessed of what is colloquially termed a swivel eye
standard) and, in the intervals of their pleasing labours, firing bow and stern smoke-ring swivels.