- (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 ordenance, turning on a point or swivel; -- called also swivel gun. --w:Wilhelm.
- (slang) strength of mind or character that enables one to overcome adversity; confidence; will -- Bob ain't got no swivel.
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