Before going fully into the meaning of the term swing, let’s know its etymological origin. In this case, we can establish that it is a word that derives from the Greek “kolymban”.
The notion of swing comes from swing: swing, swing. Swing is the device that consists of a seat tied through ropes or chains to a firm structure, hanging in the air. The person sitting on the swing, therefore, can move back and forth by swinging.
Also called hammocks, the swings are used by children for fun. Typically, an adult pushes the seat to swing the child, whose feet will not be in contact with the ground.
There are many types of swings. The seat, which may or may not have a backrest, is made of wood, canvas, plastic, leather, or other materials. In some cases, children can put their legs in holes to reduce the risk of falling. There are also more precarious swings, which are made with a tire tied to a tree.
In various public parks, several swings are installed in the same structure. In this way many children can have fun simultaneously.
It is important to note that the use of a swing carries different risks. The person who is hanging can fall with the swing and be injured when hitting the surface. On the other hand, the user of the swing can also hit other individuals who get in his way. That is why it is recommended that children, when using a swing, are always accompanied by adults. In turn, it is essential to use the hammocks responsibly and with caution.
In addition to all the above, we cannot ignore the fact that there is a musical group in Spain that uses the term at hand in its name. We are referring to The Killer Swing. It is a band from Pamplona (Navarra) that has its origin in 1999 and that is committed to great versatility because in their songs they can be found from those that are pure rock to others that are part of punk.
Five are the albums that they have on the market and those are made up of singles that have given them great success such as “Toro”.
In the literary field, there are many works that have used the term in question in their titles. A good example of this is the novel “Un columpio en las estrellas”, published in 2013, and which has been written by Elena Castillo Castro. It tells the love story between two souls who are called to be together, but who will have to face endless obstacles, including death.
Likewise, we can also underline another book that uses that word. It is “La chica del columpio”, which was published in 1974 in Spanish and belongs to the writer Richard Adams.