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.
Words nearby swivel
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.
Examples from the Web for swiveled
Cash teased his hair into a pompadour, swiveled his hips, amped up his drawl, and belted out a tune worthy of a quarter million.
He swiveled his head to fix me with his gaze, and then turned it back to the road.
When we met, she was wearing a purple tank top and dark jeans and giggling as she swiveled back and forth to her interpreter.
He waved at onlookers below, then swiveled and waved at others on the porch outside the National Gallery.
Coleman swiveled around in his chair and squinted at the wall clock.The Velvet Glove|Harry Harrison
Then the distance e f is the amount the rest must be swiveled to turn the required taper.Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II|Joshua Rose
Chahda ran and swiveled the searchlight, and Rick saw that the vintas were pulling away, amidst yells of rage from the pirates.The Pirates of Shan|Harold Leland Goodwin
He swiveled his head quickly, searching for Santos, and saw the corporal a dozen rods away.Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet|Harold Leland Goodwin
But the machine, roaring into sudden life, swiveled rapidly and threw him off.The Status Civilization|Robert Sheckley
British Dictionary definitions for swiveled
- 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