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Definitions of pivot

  1. axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. turn on a pivot Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of turning on (or as if on) a pivot; "the golfer went to the driving range to practice his pivot" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the person in a rank around whom the others wheel and maneuver Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. A fixed pin or short axis, on the end of which a wheel or other body turns. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The end of a shaft or arbor which rests and turns in a support; as, the pivot of an arbor in a watch. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Hence, figuratively: A turning point or condition; that on which important results depend; as, the pivot of an enterprise. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To place on a pivot. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. The officer or soldier who simply turns in his place whike the company or line moves around him in wheeling; - called also pivot man. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A fixed pin or short shaft on which anything turns. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. To place on, or supply with, such a fixed pin or shaft. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. To turn on, or as on, such a fixed pin. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. The pin on which anything turns: the officer or soldier at the flank on which a company wheels. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Pin on which anything turns. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. To place or turn on a pivot; hinge. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. A pin on which anything turns. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. A point on which anything turns; the soldier at the flank upon whom a company wheels. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. The point of the pin or axle on which a wheel or body turns; the end of a shaft which rests and turns in a support; a turning-point; the stationary officer or soldier on whom the wheelings are made in the various evolutions of drill. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. The officer or soldier who simply turns in his place whike the company or line moves around him in wheeling; -- called also pivot man. mso.anu.edu.au
  20. piv'ut, n. the pin on which anything turns: the officer or soldier at the flank upon whom a company wheels: that on which anything depends or turns.--adj. PIV'OTAL, of the nature of a pivot: acting as a pivot.--n. PIV'OT-BRIDGE, a form of swing-bridge moving on a vertical pivot.--adj. PIV'OTED, furnished with a pivot or pivots.--ns. PIV'OT-GEAR'ING, a system of gearing permitting the driving-shaft to be swivelled so as to set the machine in any direction with relation to the power; PIV'OT-GUN, a gun mounted on a pivot, so as to be able to turn in any direction; PIV'OTING, the pivot-work in machines; PIV'OT-MAN, the soldier or officer who acts as a pivot (see PIVOT). [Fr. dim. of It. piva, a pipe, a peg, a pin--Low L. pipa.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  21. To support a part, as a tooth crown, upon a pivot or axial bar. na
  22. Short shaft or pin on which something turns or oscillates; (Mil.) man on whom body of troops wheels; (fig.) cardinal or central point; (v.t.) furnish with, attach by, p.; (v.i.) turn as on p., hinge (upon, often fig.), Hence pivotal a. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  23. (Mech.) The end of an axle which presses endwise against its bearing. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  24. [Fr. ; origin unknown.] (Mil.) Flank round which the troops move in executing military evolutions. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  25. n. [French] A pin or short axis fixed only at one end, and on which a wheel or other body turns;—hence, a turning point; that on which important results depend. Cabinet Dictionary

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