- an offensive position in the front court, usually played by the center, in which the player stands facing away from the offensive basket and serves as the pivot of the offense by setting up plays through passing, making screens, and taking shots.
- Also called pivotman. the player who plays in the pivot position.
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As long as Democrats don't mention the clunky word "infrastructure" too much, they should pivot hard to jobs.
Once, a center was called a “pivot man,” with good and clear reason.
Paul has generated positive headlines with a pivot away from party orthodoxy in recent months.
That pivot lasted a single day, until December 8, when Germany declared war on America.
In the intervening months, this Asia pivot has been greeted with increasing skepticism, and for good reason.
There are occasionally instances where a poor motion on one pivot is caused by a slight burr on the opposite pivot.Rules and Practice for Adjusting Watches|Walter J. Kleinlein
The fore wheels of the carriage turn upon a pivot similar to those of a four-wheeled coach.The Steam Engine Explained and Illustrated (Seventh Edition)|Dionysius Lardner
This is usually done by trial, that is, trying the pivot into the hole in the jewel.Watch and Clock Escapements|Anonymous
It consisted simply of a light metallic needle balanced on a pivot like a compass needle.
First, the pivot man takes a short step instead of marking time.The Plattsburg Manual|O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey