swivel

a rotary tool that is hung from the rotary hook and traveling block to suspend the drill stem and to permit it to rotate freely. it also provides a connection fore the rotary hose and a passageway of the flow of drilling fluid into the drill stem.

Swivel

A swivel is a connection that allows the connected object, such as a gun or chair, to rotate horizontally or vertically. A common design for a swivel is a cylindrical rod that can turn freely within a support structure. The rod is usually prevented from slipping out by a nut, washer or thickening of the rod. The device can be attached to the ends ...
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Swivel

Metal piece of furniture attached to jesses and leash
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Swivel

• (a.) A small piece of ordnance, turning on a point or swivel; -- called also swivel gun. • (v. i.) To swing or turn, as on a pin or pivot. • (a.) 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.
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swivel

1. <mechanics> 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. ... 2. A small piece of ordnance, turning on a point or swivel; called also swivel gun. Swivel bridge, a kind of drawbridge that turns round on a vertical axis; a swing bridge. Swivel hook, a hook con...
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swivel

noun a coupling (as in a chain) that has one end that turns on a headed pin
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Swivel

[drill rig] A Swivel is a mechanical device used on a drilling rig that hangs directly under the traveling block and directly above the kelly drive, that provides the ability for the kelly (and subsequently the drill string) to rotate while allowing the traveling block to remain in a stationary rotational position (yet allow vertical moveme...
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Swivel

Swiv'el intransitive verb To swing or turn, as on a pin or pivot.
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Swivel

Swiv'el noun [ Anglo-Saxon swīfan to move quickly, to remove; akin to Icelandic sveifla to whirl, shake, svīfa to ramble, to turn. See Swoop , and confer Swift a reel, Swift , adjective ] 1. (Mech.) A piec...
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Swivel

A change of direction and position made while the weight is on the ball of the foot. Involves no weight change. The rotation can be slight or up to 1/2 turn or more.
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Swivel

A device used to attach two lines, a line to a lure, or a device to prevent the twisting of the monofilament itself.
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Swivel

A multi-piece metal connector that is able to rotate in order to prevent line twist.
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swivel

a small metal item with two eyelets which will spin freely. Prevents line tangle.
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Swivel

In engineering, a swivel is a ring, link, or staple which turns round on a pin or neck.
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swivel

Mechanical device attached to jesses and leash to reduce a bird's entanglement when moving about.
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Swivel

On a sidelock action, a connecting shackle fitted between the lower hook of the mainspring and the forward arm of the tumbler. This layout allows a faster lock time than with a Boxlock. The swivel causes the angle of the force applied to the hammer to change as the hammer falls, maintaining pressure and even increasing it as the mainspring's energy...
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Swivel

Small metal joint used in between the leash and the jesses. When these birds are on the perch, they make many small movements turning around and such. Without the swivel they would very quickly become entangled and endanger themselves.
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Swivel

swivels join lines where there is a tendency for the line to twist when it is in the water or being retrieved. Swivels can be two way or three way and barrel or a stronger ball-bearing type
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Swivel

The action of a caster on the horizontal plane. This is a standard definitive word for a particular option of STAR CASE Caster. Alternative to a swivel caster is a rigid caster.
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swivel

The figure of 8 piece of metal used to connect leash and jesses, preventing twisting.
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Swivel

The metal item that goes between the leash and the jesses to prevent any tangling.
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swivel

This allows for a fitting to turn to prevent lines from tangling.
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Swivel

Usually refers to a fitting to one or both cab seats which means they can be turned around to face the rest of the living quarters when the vehicle is parked
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swivel

[n] - a coupling (as in a chain) that has one end that turns on a headed pin
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