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A coupling between two parts enabling one to revolve without turning the other.
pivot, axle, spindle, hinge, axis, fulcrum, pin, hub, kingpin, gudgeon, trunnionView synonyms
- ‘In my opinion the best way to attach the float to the line is with a swivel attached to a short length of power gum.’
- ‘A point to remember is that small swivels turn much easier than large ones, so if you are using a fifteen pound leader use one or two small swivels, say size 10 which have a breaking strain of about 40 pounds.’
- ‘We quickly diagnosed the malfunction and determined that both inboard spoiler swivels required replacement.’
- ‘Also shown is the Weatherby web sling, 1 1/4-inch width, supplied with swivels.’
- ‘There are still a lot of non-locking swivels on the market.’
- ‘Patented swivel axle keeps all three wheels on the ground even on sharp turns.’
- ‘Each groove holds the projection and stops the swivel action while the swivel base swivels to a particular orientation in the mounting base.’
- ‘I had some drilled balsa bodies and I inserted a length of brass welding rod in one end and a swivel in the other.’
- ‘The rifle also features an exhibition-grade claro walnut stock with ebony tip, cap and gold swivels.’
- ‘Sling ends are tapered to fit standard swivels.’
- ‘A lump of clay is then placed at the centre of the motorised swivel and moulded into the desired shape.’
- ‘Also don't use the small buckle swivels which have become fashionable with some anglers, they don't work and you will lose flies when casting.’
- ‘It weighed in at about 10 lb fully loaded, sporting the Kahles scope and fitted with swivels, but not wearing a sling.’
- ‘Each model is equipped with swivel studs, swivels and a padded sling.’
- ‘Snap hooks at each end of the sling attach to the sling swivels, allowing the rifle to be securely carried like a backpack.’
- ‘It had been equipped with front and rear sling swivels.’
- ‘All you need is two one-inch swivels and the ability to choose between two good looking colors - black or chestnut.’
- ‘Whole boxes of swivels going green and horrid, bulk spools of line that are there from one season to the next… how the tackle manufacturers must love us!’
- ‘Both are equipped with studs for sling swivels.’
- ‘I have never used a spit, instead, I use a couple of meat hooks and a fishing swivel.’
often with adverbial Turn around a point or axis or on a swivel.no object ‘he swivelled in the chair’with object ‘she swivelled her eyes round’
turn, spin, swing, rotate, revolve, pivot, twirl, whirl, wheel, gyrate, pirouetteView synonyms
- ‘I swivelled my chair around and looked at the screen of my own computer, which showed me, a blue screen with a few icons shoved to the side.’
- ‘‘You can hang up if you want,’ he said, swivelling around in his chair.’
- ‘After we had cleared the city, he set the controls and swiveled his chair around to face me.’
- ‘So, I tactfully swivelled round on my stool, and pretended to watch the guys playing darts, until my mate Barry returned from the bar with a couple of fresh pints.’
- ‘The lights came on at her touch and she swiveled her chair to look at the computer monitor.’
- ‘Benji swiveled the swing so that the chains crossed and he was facing her.’
- ‘He stared out the window at the night, then his eyes swivelled round and met my gaze.’
- ‘Try swivelling the mixer tap round to the right and the ensuing stream of water misses the second sink by a good couple of inches, creating large puddles across the worktop.’
- ‘Two semi-young security guards swiveled their chairs around to get a good look at us.’
- ‘Each venue would have specifically designed cruising areas, where you would stand on your own, away from your friends, eyes swivelling round like radars.’
- ‘I swiveled my chair around and watched the four men lean over the artwork.’
- ‘Suddenly he swivelled round and began doing Groucho Marx impressions.’
- ‘He swiveled in his chair to wait for the rest of the students to clear out of the room before he spoke.’
- ‘The young man swings his legs down from the desk, swiveling around in his chair to stare at his older brother.’
- ‘He swiveled around in his chair, looked over the rims of his glasses and gave me a toothy grin.’
- ‘Jason swiveled in his chair and typed a command at the keyboard below the flashing screen.’
- ‘Bob (the dad) was at the wheel, swivelling his head around, as if looking for someone.’
- ‘I'm not sure if the line manager had noticed the extra wires but as he was sitting at the desk and swivelling his chair, his legs must have got tangled in the wires.’
- ‘And perhaps both of them would have offered the same advice to Tina Turner, who could still set a rock concert audience alight at 60, and Tom Jones, still swivelling his pelvis at 64.’
- ‘She swiveled round and brought up one of her short swords.’
Middle English, from the base of Old English swīfan ‘to move (along a course), sweep’.
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