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swivel

[ swiv-uhl ]
/ 藞sw瑟v 蓹l /
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noun
verb (used with object), swiv路eled, swiv路el路ing or (especially British) swiv路elled, swiv路el路ling.
to turn or pivot on or as if on a swivel: He swiveled his chair around.
to fasten by a swivel; furnish with a swivel.
verb (used without object), swiv路eled, swiv路el路ing or (especially British) swiv路elled, swiv路el路ling.
to turn on or if as on a swivel.
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Origin of swivel

1275鈥1325; Middle English (noun), equivalent to swiv- (weak stem of Old English sw墨fan to revolve; cognate with Old Norse sv墨fa to turn) + -el instrumental suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM swivel

swiv路el路like, adjectiveun路swiv路el, verb (used with object), un路swiv路eled, un路swiv路el路ing or (especially British) un路swiv路elled, un路swiv路el路ling.
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British Dictionary definitions for swivel

swivel
/ (藞sw瑟vl) /

noun
a coupling device which allows an attached object to turn freely
such a device made of two parts which turn independently, such as a compound link of a chain
  1. a pivot on which is mounted a gun that may be swung from side to side in a horizontal plane
  2. Also called: swivel gun the gun itself
verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled
to turn or swing on or as if on a pivot
(tr) to provide with, secure by, or support with a swivel

Derived forms of swivel

swivel-like, adjective

Word Origin for swivel

C14: from Old English sw墨fan to turn; see swift
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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