- 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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Albright co-founded Tenderfoot TV —named before its pivot to audio — with filmmaker Payne Lindsey in 2016.
Election officials here believe other states can do similar pivots so they can offer voting by mail — noting that all states already have absentee voting in some form.As states mull expanding vote by mail, they’re turning to Oregon for advice|Lee Clifford|August 24, 2020|Fortune
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“We operated from a place of holding students harmless for the abrupt pivot, which led us to credit-no credit grading, which in turn created voluntary learning experiences, leading us to focus on engagement and outreach in the fall,” Lawrence said.North County Report: School Reopening Tensions Are High in Oceanside|Kayla Jimenez|July 22, 2020|Voice of San Diego
In my work, along with many others, we find that race, gender, immigrant status, group identity in general is not something on the periphery, but is a pillar, is a pivot to how we understand political economy.Should America (and FIFA) Pay Reparations? (Ep. 426)|Stephen J. Dubner|July 16, 2020|Freakonomics
The political pivot comes when they realize that there could be a world without Hunger Games at all.
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.
But his greatest gifts remain in the classic pivot—close in with his back to the basket.
Paul has generated positive headlines with a pivot away from party orthodoxy in recent months.
Pulling the horse on his haunches, and swinging him round at the same moment as if on a pivot, he made a bound to the left.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
A circular revolving platform rests on the pivot and rollers.
The bridge is carried on a circular base plate with a central pivot and a circular track for a live ring and conical rollers.
To this cylinder the door was mortised, their combined weight coming upon the lower pivot.The Private Life of the Romans|Harold Whetstone Johnston
Hooker had swung the army up to Fairfax and Centreville, moving on an inner circle, with Washington for a pivot.The Boys of '61|Charles Carleton Coffin.