n.1.A fixed pin or short axis, on the end of which a wheel or other body turns.
2.The end of a shaft or arbor which rests and turns in a support; as, the pivot of an arbor in a watch.
3.Hence, figuratively: A turning point or condition; that on which important results depend; as, the pivot of an enterprise.
4.(Mil.) The officer or soldier who simply turns in his place whike the company or line moves around him in wheeling; - called also pivot man.
Pivot bridge
a form of drawbridge in which one span, called the pivot span, turns about a central vertical axis.
Pivot gun
a gun mounted on a pivot or revolving carriage, so as to turn in any direction.
Pivot tooth
(Dentistry) an artificial crown attached to the root of a natural tooth by a pin or peg.
v. t.1.To place on a pivot.
[imp. & p. p. Pivoted; p. pr. & vb. n. Pivoting.]
Noun1.pivot - the person in a rank around whom the others wheel and maneuver
Synonyms: pivot man
2.pivot - axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns
Synonyms: pin
3.pivot - the act of turning on (or as if on) a pivot; "the golfer went to the driving range to practice his pivot"
Verb1.pivot - turn on a pivot
Synonyms: swivel
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