Definition of swivel chair in English:

swivel chair


  • A chair with a seat able to be turned on its base to face in any direction.

    • ‘Richard smirked at me and spun idly in the swivel chair - my swivel chair.’
    • ‘He closed the door and claimed his seat in the squashy swivel chair behind his desk while I remained standing, hands folded stiffly.’
    • ‘He was now taking a seat on the swivel chair that went with the desk.’
    • ‘He was seated in his swivel chair with his back to me.’
    • ‘She pulled herself out of her bed and a moment later found herself seated on the black swivel chair in front of her computer.’
    • ‘The other chair was a swivel chair as might be found in an average business office.’
    • ‘They both take their seats, Greg in his leather swivel chair, Charles in the guest chair opposite.’
    • ‘She sank into the swivel chair at her desk and stared into the wardrobe mirrors.’
    • ‘The principal clasped his hands together; he sat behind a mahogany desk in a swivel chair.’
    • ‘Just before the door opened, I ducked under the desk and pulled the swivel chair towards me.’
    • ‘Konnie got up from her swivel chair and let him have the seat.’
    • ‘Marc pulled away and turned in his swivel chair towards the file cabinets lined up on the wall.’
    • ‘He cleared a space on his bed for his sister to take a seat and flopped down in his swivel chair.’
    • ‘Some later varieties of the swivel chair did not include a rocking mechanism, but most did.’
    • ‘Billy sat back in his swivel chair and stared out of the office window.’
    • ‘She lolled in a swivel chair in an office building, looking out the window over the city.’
    • ‘The secretary raised her eyebrows and shrugged, then turned on her swivel chair and continued filing colored pages in a large cabinet.’
    • ‘The floorboards creaked beneath my feet as I backtracked toward my desk and sat down in my swivel chair.’
    • ‘As he sat in his favorite swivel chair behind his big wooden desk, the phone rang.’
    • ‘She sat down on the swivel chair and moved her hand across the large desk.’