Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
- Rhymes: -ɪvəl
- (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.
Derived terms 
- (intransitive) To swing or turn, as on a pin or pivot.