Swivel

[swˈɪvə͡l], [swˈɪvə‍l], [s_w_ˈɪ_v_əl]

Definitions of swivel:

  1.   A piece, as a ring or hook, attached to another piece by a pin, in such a manner as to permit rotation about the pin as an axis.
  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.
  3.   To turn on a swivel, or pivot.
  4.   A coupling device, as on a chain, permitting either half of the chain to rotate independently.
  5.   Swiveling.
  6.   To turn on a pin or pivot.
  7.   Ring or link turning on a pivot; small cannon turning on a pivot.
  8.   Swiveled.
  9.   To swing or turn, as on a pin or pivot.
  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.
  11.   To turn on a staple or pivot.
  12.   turn on a pivot
  13.   a coupling ( as in a chain) that has one end that turns on a headed pin
  14.   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.
  15.   A small piece of ordnance, turning on a point or swivel; -- called also swivel gun.
  16.   That which turns upon a staple; a small piece of ordnance which turns on a pivot.

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. She sat on the floor, some blankets and furs drawn around her, the book on her lap, the stupidly dull lamp hanging beside her on a part of the swivel – Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson
  2. One is a husky, red faced, swell dressed young sport, and the other is a tall, swivel eyed, middle aged gent dressed in khaki. ” – Torchy by Sewell Ford
  3. Already Mr. Brown had whisked a skirt of his tunic under his arm and was slipping his sapper's knife from its swivel – The Disturbing Charm by Berta Ruck
  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. There was a formidable litter of papers on a great table, and before it stood a swivel chair where Lena Vroom had been sitting preparing for her degree. ” – The Precipice by Elia Wilkinson Peattie
  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. The lad, however, seemed impelled to talk, and stamped up and down beating his mittened hands, with the swivel of his slung carbine jangling as he moved. ” – By Right of Purchase by Harold Bindloss
  8. 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
  9. “ Amory had moved towards his swivel chair and had sat down. ” – A Crooked Mile by Oliver Onions
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. “ 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
  13. 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
  14. When they had turned over the last page and shut the book, Mr. Bristol faced them again, leaning back in his swivel chair, and said: Now, children- all quiet? ” – The Bent Twig by Dorothy Canfield
  15. 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
  16. The " swivel eye"- the left- was towards me as she held the patient's right arm, and it was almost continuously turned in my direction, whereas I felt convinced that she was really looking straight before her, though, of course, her right eye was invisible to me. ” – The Mystery of 31 New Inn by R. Austin Freeman
  17. Rear Admiral Head has so improved the deadly swivel gun of the Mackerel iron- plated squadron, that it will send a ball some distance without kicking the gunner overboard. ” – The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 3 by Robert H. Newell
  18. There was a flat- topped desk here, a swivel chair, an armchair, a rather good drawing or two on the walls, and a soft yielding carpet underfoot. ” – The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  19. He rose, but Calder waved him back to the swivel chair. ” – The Untamed by Max Brand
  20. “ 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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