Definitions for fulcrumˈfʊl krəm, ˈfʌl-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ful•crum*ˈfʊl krəm, ˈfʌl-(n.)(pl.)-crums, -cra

  1. the support, or point of rest, on which a lever turns in moving a body.

    Category: Mechanics

  2. any prop or support.

  3. any of various structures in an animal serving as a hinge or support.

    Category: Zoology

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Origin of fulcrum:

1665–75; < L: back-support of a couch

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fulcrum(noun)

    the pivot about which a lever turns

Wiktionary

  1. fulcrum(Noun)

    The support about which a lever pivots.

    It is possible to flick food across the table using your fork as a lever and your finger as a fulcrum.

  2. Fulcrum(ProperNoun)

    NATO code name for the Soviet MiG-29 aircraft.

  3. Origin: From fulcrum, from fulcio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fulcrum(noun)

    a prop or support

  2. Fulcrum(noun)

    that by which a lever is sustained, or about which it turns in lifting or moving a body

  3. Fulcrum(noun)

    an accessory organ such as a tendril, stipule, spine, and the like

  4. Fulcrum(noun)

    the horny inferior surface of the lingua of certain insects

  5. Fulcrum(noun)

    one of the small, spiniform scales found on the front edge of the dorsal and caudal fins of many ganoid fishes

  6. Fulcrum(noun)

    the connective tissue supporting the framework of the retina of the eye

Freebase

  1. Fulcrum

    The Fulcrum is the English language student newspaper at the University of Ottawa. The paper dates back to 1942 and co-exists on the bilingual campus with La Rotonde, the University of Ottawa's French newspaper. The two newspapers are not simply translated copies of the same material, rather, the two are completely separate—and sometimes rivalling—entities. The newspaper covers news, arts and culture, and sports information relevant to University of Ottawa students and nearby community, and contains a feature article each week. It is published weekly during the school year and less regularly during exam and break periods. By tradition, the last issue published contains a parody publication within; the parody at the end of the 2007 school year, for example, was FulPress; a parody of the Ottawa Xpress. The Fulcrum is a member of the Canadian University Press, and recently hosted CUP 70 in January, 2008. At CUP 71, held in Saskatoon during January 2009, the Fulcrum officially became the sister paper of the Muse at Memorial University.

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