noun, plural ful·crums, ful·cra [foo l-kruh, fuhl-] /ˈfʊl krə, ˈfʌl-/.
verb (used with object)
- fulani empire,
- fulbright act,
- fulbright scholarships,
- fulbright, james william,
Origin of fulcrum
Examples from the Web for fulcrum
Less than 18 months after the 2012 election, the fulcrum of American politics rests once again in Central Florida.
It is, for these two sons, both born in 1964, the fulcrum for their great labors.Michael Hainey and Aleksandar Hemon’s Chicago Dreams|Chris Wallace|March 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The lever of dissent has to be long, and the fulcrum—the immovable determination of the American president—has to be steady.
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
The paper was, as Gleick writes, “a fulcrum around which the world began to turn.”
Put the pail about halfway between the fulcrum and the other end of the stick, and hold the end of the stick in your hands.
They are also attached by links to a yoke and sleeve E which acts as a fulcrum for the lever F.Steam Turbines|Hubert E. Collins
In Fig. 949, for example, let e be the washer or ring under the tool, and f therefore the fulcrum from which the tool will bend.Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II|Joshua Rose
In this case, the pivoted point P is the fulcrum, and the two points O and X may be taken as the power and the weight.The Library of Work and Play: Mechanics, Indoors and Out|Fred T. Hodgson
Now slide your hand toward the fulcrum and lower and raise the pail from that position.
noun plural -crums or -cra (-krə)
Word Origin for fulcrum
1670s, "a prop, a support" (on which a lever turns), from Latin fulcrum "bedpost," from fulcire "to prop up, support" (see balk).
n. pl. ful•crums
The point on which a lever is balanced when a force is exerted.