mooring swivel

noun

Definition of mooring swivel

: a swivel joining the two chain cables of a moored ship near the bow in such a way as to keep them from becoming twisted or entangled

called also mooring shackle

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“Mooring swivel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mooring%20swivel. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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