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.
The magnet on your phone then attaches to the magnetic swivel plate, and you’re done.
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.
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