how to pronounce swivel

swɪvəl

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meanings of swivel

noun:

  1. A small piece of ordnance, turning on a point or swivel; called also swivel gun.
  2. 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.
  3. Strength of mind or character that enables one to overcome adversity; confidence; force of will.
  4. A rotating of the hips.

verb:

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