The gooseneck may be a two axis swivel as pictured. Having an integrated shackle for the tack is common. Goosenecks on older rigs may be formed by a loop attached to the end of the boom that fits loosely about the mast.
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gooseneck — The part of a winding valley resembling in plan the curved neck of a goose. Normally found as part of an entrenched meander  … Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology
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gooseneck — goose•neck [[t]ˈgusˌnɛk[/t]] n. cv fur a curved object resembling the neck of a goose, as a section of pipe or a long, flexible metal shaft on a desk lamp • Etymology: 1680–90 goose′necked , adj … From formal English to slang
gooseneck — /ˈgusnɛk/ (say goohsnek) noun something curved like the neck of a goose, as an iron hook for attaching a boom to a mast, or a flexible stand for a desk lamp … Australian English dictionary
gooseneck — noun something in a thin curved form (like the neck of a goose) • Hypernyms: ↑curve, ↑curved shape … Useful english dictionary