An example of a swivel is the seat of a bar stool spinning around on the frame of the chair.
An example of swivel is when the seat of a bar stool turns around in a circle while the base of the chair remains still.
Bob ain't got no swivel.
Origin of swivel
- Middle English swyvel
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Middle English swyvel, swivel, from a derivative of Old English swÄ«fan (“to revolve"), + -el, an instrumental suffix.