verb (used with object), swiv·eled, swiv·el·ing or (especially British) swiv·elled, swiv·el·ling.
verb (used without object), swiv·eled, swiv·el·ing or (especially British) swiv·elled, swiv·el·ling.
Origin of swivel
Related formsswiv·el·like, adjectiveun·swiv·el, verb (used with object), un·swiv·eled, un·swiv·el·ing or (especially British) un·swiv·elled, un·swiv·el·ling.
Examples from the Web for swivel
Swivel Store Spice Rack Okay, so this is an As Seen On Television product.
He sits, leans back in his swivel chair and begins to discuss his SATC character, Aleksandr Petrovsky.
The signet is hung upon a swivel, and has hieroglyphics on what may be called the reverse.
The swivel is made of the joint of a fir tree, and any number of lines may be hooked on to it.
A swivel was in the bows of the boat, and I pulled into the creek, in order to ascertain if there were any signs of the savages.Afloat And Ashore|James Fenimore Cooper
The fat man grunted and hoisted himself out of the swivel chair.Dream Town|Henry Slesar
Getting up from the swivel chair he began to pace to and fro across the room.Behind the Green Door|Mildred A. Wirt
British Dictionary definitions for swivel
- a pivot on which is mounted a gun that may be swung from side to side in a horizontal plane
- Also called: swivel gun the gun itself