swivel chair


Definition of swivel chair 

: a chair that swivels on its base

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The Player: Garrett Temple Garrett Temple sits in a swivel chair in a coaches’ room in Golden 1 Center on Tuesday afternoon, two days after the PSA and hours before the second protest, pondering how to turn moments into meaningful change. Chris Ballard, SI.com, "'These Tragedies Have to Stop.' Inside the Kings' Decision to Stand Up for Stephon Clark," 29 Mar. 2018 Partnering with workspace provider Industrious, the set-up included all the elements of an office conference room – swiveling chairs, a desk and most importantly, Wi-Fi. Ben Tobin, USA TODAY, "Desk, swivel chair, trees: Why companies are moving the office outdoors," 28 June 2018 The only thing not included in the mobile set up are the swivel chairs. Elizabeth Wellington, Philly.com, "A mobile barbershop experience that elevates the culture of the gentleman | Elizabeth Wellington," 21 June 2018 However, each room has a beautiful, large custom door that can slide to hide the shampoo bowls and styling swivel chairs in it to cleverly transform the building’s hallways into a rectangular art gallery for evening exhibits. Houston Chronicle, "ART FEEL: Art Exhibit at Eccentric Art Gallery runs through June," 8 June 2018 Another centerpiece of her work space: the Series 7 swivel chair from Fritz Hansen. Rachel Swalin, ELLE Decor, "This Home Office Is Every Scandinavian Design Lover's Dream Work Space," 14 Apr. 2017 The same scene repeats again and again: The immigrants crowd five broad benches, the juror's box and the swivel chairs meant for attorneys. Lauren Villagran, latimes.com, "Crackdown on immigrants takes a toll on federal judge: 'I have presided over a process that destroys families'," 24 May 2018 When Carson pushed for pink dining chairs, for example, Courtney made a winning case for beige instead to amplify the feminine color elsewhere, like those delicious swivel chairs by Saba Italia. Danielle Fox, ELLE Decor, "A Feminine—And Feminist—Apartment in Hell’s Kitchen Goes Big," 21 May 2018 Shawna Cox, one of Ammon’s father’s first and most fervent followers, was there, sitting alert next to his oldest brother, Ryan, who slouched in a swivel chair with a windbreaker, cowboy hat, and a revolver on his hip. James Pogue, Outside Online, "The Religious Ideology Driving the Bundy Brothers," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of swivel chair

1860, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of swivel chair was in 1860

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