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piv·ot

 (pĭv′ət)
n.
1. A short rod or shaft on which a related part rotates or swings.
2. A person or thing on which something depends; the central or crucial factor: "The pivot of the whole affair was the stupidity of some admiral" (Joseph Conrad).
3. The act of turning on a pivot.
4.
a. A person around which a formation of marching people turns.
b. Sports A player who plays at the center of the offense.
5. Basketball
a. A position taken by an offensive player usually facing away from the basket near the foul line to relay passes, attempt a shot, or set screens.
b. The stationary foot around which the ball handler is allowed to pivot without dribbling.
v. piv·ot·ed, piv·ot·ing, piv·ots
v.tr.
1. To mount on, attach by, or provide with a pivot or pivots.
2. To cause to rotate, revolve, or turn: pivoted the telescope toward the island.
v.intr.
1. To turn on a pivot.
2. To depend or be centered: "The plot ... lacks direction, pivoting on Hamlet's incertitude" (G. Wilson Knight).

[French, from Old French; perhaps akin to Catalan piu, pivot, perhaps from piu, chirp (from the creaking sounds made by something turning on a pivot ).]

piv′ot·a·ble adj.

pivotable

(ˈpɪvətəbəl)
adj
(General Engineering) capable of turning on or as if on a pivot
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