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.
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Origin of swivel
OTHER WORDS FROM swivelswiv·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.
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Example sentences from the Web for swivel
It is designed with a non-slip handle, an easy “open” button for the lid, and a 360-degree swivel base that will assist your pour.
It comes in a huge variety of colors and has a lockable 36-inch swivel cord that’s designed for ease of movement in your busy food workspace.
Once the base is attached, you adjust the swivel plate to face the direction you want, then you mount a second, superthin magnet to the back of your phone or phone case.
On top of the base is a small plastic swivel plate with a magnet.
The magnet on your phone then attaches to the magnetic swivel plate, and you’re done.
How refreshing it was to see England players swivel and dribble and sell dummies.
He sat before a wall full of badges, in a big swivel chair, his bovine features set in mistrustful concentration.The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis|Richard Ben Cramer|January 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
Ward sat back in his swivel chair, hooked his thumbs into the arm holes of his vest and beamed.
One of the swivel guns was fired, and then came a whole broadside, sending its balls hurtling over the crowded deck of the sloop.Stories of Our Naval Heroes|Various
Also Crozier's evidence was expected to be sensational, and to prove the swivel on which the fate of the accused man would hang.You Never Know Your Luck, Complete|Gilbert Parker
They were of elm, with lignum vit roller sheaves, and were bound inside with iron, and had swivel eyes.Loss of the Steamship 'Titanic'|British Government
She dropped her check book into a drawer and swung round in her swivel chair until she faced him.A Hoosier Chronicle|Meredith Nicholson
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