from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A chair that swivels on its base.

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  • n. A chair with a rotating seat, typically used in an office or at a computer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a chair that swivels on its base


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  • Crutches were propped by the padded swivel chair and he reached for them, using them to haul himself to his feet.

    Annie, Get Your Guy & Messing Around With Max

  • Putting the metal cutter back with a clank on the other tools, Tiny sat in the swivel chair to Kelp’s right, looked out the windshield, and said, “Can you see anything?”

    Drowned Hopes

  • On the linoleum-covered floor a square desk, not new, a swivel chair for me, a padded leather armchair for the client, a strip of threadbare carpet to keep the client's feet from getting cold, a hat rack and a couple of green metal filing cabinets, both empty.

    The Satan Bug

  • A large roll-topped oak desk, scratched and scarred and piled high with papers, stood against the wall, and in front was a mahogany swivel chair of the same vintage; on top of its cracked leatherette cushion was another of well-worn tapestry, long removed from some ancient sofa.

    Saturday the Rabbi Went Hungry

  • He led them across to a complete PC system on its own desk, with a worn-looking cushioned swivel chair in front.

    Drowned Hopes

  • I was just lowering myself into the swivel chair when I heard the deep double chime of the bell in the reception-room and the sound of hinges creaking.

    The Satan Bug

  • Nonetheless, at eight o'clock in the evening, here was Taylor Lockwood, sitting in a large swivel chair at the base of the U, the chair Donald Burdick reserved for himself.

    Mistress of Justice


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