NounSwivel (plural Swivels)
- (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.
- (military) A small piece of ordnance, turning on a point or swivel; -- called also swivel gun.
- (slang) strength of mind or character that enables one to overcome adversity; confidence; will
- Bob ain't got no swivel.
- (intransitive) To swing or turn, as on a pin or pivot.
arbor, axis, axle, axle bar, axle shaft, axle spindle, axle-tree, circle, circulate, circumrotate, circumvolute, come about, crank, distaff, fetch about, fulcrum, gimbal, go about, go around, go round, gudgeon, gyrate, gyre, heel, hinge, hingle, hub, mandrel, nave, oarlock, pin, pintle, pirouette, pivot, pivot about, pole, put about, radiant, revolve, rotate, round, rowlock, screw, spin, spindle, swing, swing round, trunnion, turn, turn a pirouette, turn about, turn around, turn round, turn tail, twist, veer, veer around, wamble, wheel, wheel about, whirl, wind
- Rhymes: -ɪvəl