Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
It is, for these two sons, both born in 1964, the fulcrum for their great labors.
Less than 18 months after the 2012 election, the fulcrum of American politics rests once again in Central Florida.
The lever of dissent has to be long, and the fulcrum—the immovable determination of the American president—has to be steady.
The paper was, as Gleick writes, “a fulcrum around which the world began to turn.”
The fulcrum lever is pivoted at c, and has an iron plate at e, and suspends a weight at its end which serves to put on the feed.
Here's the heap of stone he used as a fulcrum for his lever.
It is an all-potent lever, but it must be furnished with a fulcrum on which to rest, and a direction in which to bear.
Archimedes said he could lift the world with a lever if he had a fulcrum.
It is hinged upon a fulcrum which slides upon the two vertical rods shown in the illustration.
fulcrum ful·crum (ful'krəm, fŭl'-)
n. pl. ful·crums or ful·cra (-krə)
The point or support on which a lever pivots.
An anatomical structure that acts as a hinge or a point of support.
The point on which a lever is balanced when a force is exerted.