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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pivot  \Piv"ot\,  n.  [F.;  prob.  akin  to  It  piva  pipe,  F.  pipe. 
  See  {Pipe}.] 
  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 
  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 
  {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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pivot  \Piv"ot\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Pivoted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  To  place  on  a  pivot.  --Clarke. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  person  in  a  line  around  whom  the  others  wheel  and 
  maneuver  [syn:  {pivot  man}] 
  2:  a  short  shaft  that  supports  something  that  turns  [syn:  {pin}] 
  v  :  turn  on  a  pivot  [syn:  {swivel}] 

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