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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.