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swivel chair

noun
1.
a chair whose seat turns around horizontally on a swivel.
Origin of swivel chair
1850-1855
An Americanism dating back to 1850-55
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  • He whirled about in his swivel chair, and blew a cloud of smoke from his mouth.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • The fat man grunted and hoisted himself out of the swivel chair.

    Dream Town Henry Slesar
  • Then he settled himself in his swivel chair and beamed his warmest.

    Wayside Courtships Hamlin Garland
  • The big chief was sitting in his swivel chair with ink all round him.

  • A man was seated in a swivel chair before the roll-top desk.

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    Arthur Somers Roche
  • Further, to allay her alarm, Beiner sat down in his swivel chair.

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  • The big superintendent swung in his swivel chair and faced him.

    The Modern Railroad Edward Hungerford
  • He bounced back into his swivel chair and registered "candor."

    The Affable Stranger Peter McArthur
  • Mr. Parker rocked back in his swivel chair, smiling at his daughter.

    Clue of the Silken Ladder Mildred A. Wirt
British Dictionary definitions for swivel chair

swivel chair

noun
1.
a chair, the seat of which is joined to the legs by a swivel and which thus may be spun round
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