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stacking swivel

a metal swivel attached to the stock of a military rifle for use in hooking three rifles together to form a stack.
Origin of stacking swivel
First recorded in 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Grasp piece with the left hand just below the stacking swivel, and with the right hand below and against the left.

    The Plattsburg Manual O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey

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