pivot, pivot man(noun)
the person in a rank around whom the others wheel and maneuver
axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns
the act of turning on (or as if on) a pivot
"the golfer went to the driving range to practice his pivot"
turn on a pivot
A thing on which something turns; specifically a metal pointed pin or short shaft in machinery, such as the end of an axle or spindle.
Something or someone having a paramount significance in a certain situation.
Act of turning on one foot.
A player in with responsibility for co-ordinating their team in a particular jam.
To turn on an exact spot.
Origin: pivot, probably connected with Italian pivolo, "peg, pin", diminutive of piva, pipa, "pipe".
a fixed pin or short axis, on the end of which a wheel or other body turns
the end of a shaft or arbor which rests and turns in a support; as, the pivot of an arbor in a watch
hence, figuratively: A turning point or condition; that on which important results depend; as, the pivot of an enterprise
the officer or soldier who simply turns in his place whike the company or line moves around him in wheeling; -- called also pivot man
to place on a pivot
Origin: [F.; prob. akin to It. piva pipe, F. pipe. See Pipe.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
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The numerical value of Pivot in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of Pivot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It is time to pivot to a moment of working together.
The '70s are a pivot in how the U.S. deals with terrorism.
That was a great pivot off the fact that she wants open borders.
I don't see a pivot to a police state where they can come arrest us.
They haven't even figured out which foot to use as a pivot foot, and they're going to act like they're really good players.
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- pivotarCatalan, Valencian
- Drehpunkt, drehen, AngelpunktGerman
- telg, pöörlemaEstonian
- tappi, kääntyäFinnish
- pivotement, pivot, pivoterFrench
- imperniare, pernoItalian
- kauhuri, kauroriMāori
- pivotare, pivotări, pivotRomanian
- [[гла́вный]] [[пункт]], враща́ться, штырь, сте́ржень, [[центр]] [[вращение, ось, верте́ться, [[ключево́й]] [[моме́нт]], [[верте́ться]]/[[враща́ться]] [[вокру́г]] [[свойRussian
- osovina, stožerSerbo-Croatian
- kärnpunkt, vändpunkt, vridning, svängtapp, medelpunkt, vändningSwedish
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