swivel

[swˈɪvə͡l], [swˈɪvə‍l], [s_w_ˈɪ_v_əl]

Definitions of swivel:

  1.   Swiveled. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   A fastening so contrived as to allow the thing fastened to turn freely round on its axis; a ring which turns upon a staple; a small cannon which turns on a pivot or staple, and which may be turned any way. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3.   That which turns upon a staple; a small piece of ordnance which turns on a pivot. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4.   To turn on a pin or pivot. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   Ring or link turning on a pivot; small cannon turning on a pivot. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6.   Anything that turns on a headed bolt or pin; something fixed in another body so as to turn round in it; a twisting link in a chain. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7.   To turn on a staple or pivot. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8.   To turn on a swivel, or pivot. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9.   Swiveling. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10.   Something fixed in another body so as to turn round in it: a ring or link that turns round on a pin or neck: a small cannon turning on a swivel. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

Quotes for swivel:

  1. I did study the art of being a barber because I wanted to figure out what my routine would be. Do you start in the front or back? Top or bottom? Swivel the chair or walk around? What I did discover is there's no such thing as the perfect haircut! – Sean Patrick Thomas

Usage examples for swivel:

  1. The jaw ate in half an inch more of cigar and swung around in the swivel – Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl by Fannie Hurst
  2. The armament consisted of two carriage guns on the weakest or east side, and six swivel guns, two on each of the other sides. ” – The Life of Captain James Cook by Arthur Kitson
  3. The four hundred neophytes within responded with yells of defiance and cannon, swivel guns, and muskets, as well as a cloud of arrows. ” – The Old Franciscan Missions Of California by George Wharton James
  4. He could not stalk about the field like a sharp- shooter; his was a great sixty- eight pounder, and it was not much of a swivel – Spare Hours by John Brown
  5. The elder gentleman's head turned slowly and steadily, as upon a swivel until his eyes pointed backward; then he drew his arms out of the barrel, and finally, revolving his body till it matched his head, he deliberately mounted upon the supporting block and sat down upon the sharp edge of the barrel in the hot steam. ” – The Fiend's Delight by Dod Grile
  6. Lenny Poe was seated behind the colonel's desk, leaning back in the swivel chair, his feet on the top of the desk. ” – The Foreign Hand Tie by Gordon Randall Garrett
  7. He rose, but Calder waved him back to the swivel chair. ” – The Untamed by Max Brand
  8. “ Clark did give them a little tobacco and told the men not to fire the swivel – The Young Alaskans on the Missouri by Emerson Hough
  9. “ Leaning back in his swivel chair, he put his feet up on the desk and hooked his fingers in the arm- holes of his vest. ” – Hidden Gold by Wilder Anthony
  10. “ I ought to add that the use of swivel rowlocks is almost universal in America, and that all their Eights are built with the seats directly in a line in the centre of the boat. ” – Rowing by Rudolf Chambers Lehmann

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