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He sits, leans back in his swivel chair and begins to discuss his SATC character, Aleksandr Petrovsky.
It was mounted on a swivel or pivot, which we had the means of firmly fixing to the deck.
He whirled about in his swivel chair, and blew a cloud of smoke from his mouth.
Hussey informed him it was on board the schooner, and the swivel likewise.
The fat man grunted and hoisted himself out of the swivel chair.
Dr. Quayle sat down on a swivel chair and swung round to face them.
Smoke-ring cannon for hail storms, swivel mounted, bow or stern.
The signet is hung upon a swivel, and has hieroglyphics on what may be called the reverse.
From the platform of the swivel they looked abroad over the sea.
c.1300, from frequentative form of stem of Old English verb swifan "to move in a course, sweep" (a class I strong verb), from Proto-Germanic *swipanan (cf. Old Frisian swiva "to be uncertain," Old Norse svifa "to rove, ramble, drift"), from PIE root *swei- "swing, bend, move in a sweeping manner." Middle English swive was the principal slang for "to have sexual intercourse with," a sense that developed c.1300. This probably explains why, though the root is verbal, the verb swivel is not attested in Modern English until 1794. Cf. Middle English phrase smal-swivinge men "men who copulate infrequently."
1794, from swivel (n.). Related: Swiveled; swiveling; swivelled; swivelling.