Part of speech: noun

A coupling device, as on a chain, permitting either half of the chain to rotate independently.

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Usage examples "swivel":

  1. Tom clung to his swivel- seat, staring ahead. - "Tom Swift and his Electric Locomotive or, Two Miles a Minute on the Rails", Victor Appleton.
  2. 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", Frank L. Packard.
  3. " So ho, my little gamecock, my little schooner with a swivel," said he who had called himself Jack Ball, " and where can this valiant butcher be found?" - "Richard Carvel, Complete", Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009.