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Definition of Pivot


  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. The officer or soldier who simply turns in his place whike the company or line moves around him in wheeling; -- called also pivot man.
  5. To place on a pivot.

Pivot Translations

pivot in Dutch is roteren, draaien
pivot in French is pivot
pivot in German is Drehpunkt, schwenken, Achse
pivot in Swedish is lagertapp