pivot pin meaning, pivot pin definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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  ( pivots    plural & 3rd person present)   ( pivoting    present participle)   ( pivoted    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   The pivot in a situation is the most important thing which everything else is based on or arranged around.  
usu the N in sing, oft the N of n  
Forming the pivot of the exhibition is a large group of watercolours.     
2       verb   If something pivots, it balances or turns on a central point.  
The boat pivoted on its central axis and pointed straight at the harbour entrance...      V prep/adv  
She pivots gracefully on the stage...      V prep/adv  
He pivoted his whole body through ninety degrees.      V n prep  
3       n-count   A pivot is the pin or the central point on which something balances or turns.  
usu sing  
The pedal had sheared off at the pivot.     
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See also:

pivotal, pilot, pi, privet

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