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pivot

piv·ot

pivot

 
pronunciation:
pI vt
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition: a rod or pin upon which another part rotates, swings, or moves back and forth.
Bike wheels turn on pivots.
similar words:
axle, bearing, center, fulcrum, hinge, hub, spindle, swivel
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: pivoted, pivoting, pivots
definition 1: to rotate, swing, or move back and forth on or as if on a pivot.
The weather vane pivots to show the direction of the wind.
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synonyms:
revolve, swivel
similar words:
roll, rotate, spin, swing, twirl, wheel, whirl
definition 2: to cause to rotate, swing, or move back and forth on or as if on a pivot.
The soldier pivoted the gun on the tank toward the target.
synonyms:
rotate
similar words:
revolve, spin, swing, turn, twirl, wheel