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swizzle v.

To convert external names, array indices, or references within a data structure into address pointers when the data structure is brought into main memory from external storage (also called `pointer swizzling'); this may be done for speed in chasing references or to simplify code (e.g., by turning lots of name lookups into pointer dereferences). The converse operation is sometimes termed `unswizzling'. See also snap.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.


Drink, or any brisk or windy liquor. In North America, a mixture of spruce beer, rum, and sugar, was so called.

The 17th regiment had a society called the Swizzle Club, at Ticonderoga, A.D. 1760.

The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.

Swiz"zle (?), v. t.

To drink; to swill.



© Webster 1913.

Swiz"zle, n.

Ale and beer mixed; also, drink generally.

[Prov. Eng.]


© Webster 1913.

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