Definition of swivel noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

swivel

 noun
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BrE BrE//ˈswɪvl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈswɪvl//
 
 
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(often used as an adjective) a device used to connect two parts of an object together, allowing one part to turn around without moving the other a swivel chair (= one on which the seat turns around without moving the base) Word Origin Middle English, from the base of Old English swīfan ‘to move (along a course), sweep’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: swivel

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