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Definitions of pivot:

part of speech: noun

A fixed pin or short shaft on which anything turns.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To turn on, or as on, such a fixed pin.

part of speech: verb transitive

To place on a pivot.

part of speech: noun

The pin on which anything turns: the officer or soldier at the flank on which a company wheels.

part of speech: noun

The point of the pin or axle on which a wheel or body turns; the end of a shaft which rests and turns in a support; a turning- point; the stationary officer or soldier on whom the wheelings are made in the various evolutions of drill.

part of speech: verb transitive

To place on, or supply with, such a fixed pin or shaft.

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