- 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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Example sentences from the Web for pivot
In a time when our social media feeds are full of new menus, new pivots, new appeals for support, my new to-do list is a way to concentrate all that energy into something that feels slightly less paralyzing to me as a consumer.Overwhelmed by How to Help the Restaurant Industry? Make a List.|Erin DeJesus|November 20, 2020|Eater
He marvels at the “ingenious geniuses” of both Shakespeare and the creator of the cluster bomb, and pivots again, to an unnamed “you” sitting with him for breakfast at a diner.Eighty years of memories that will stir readers’ own|Connie Schultz|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Barnes said Vice Media’s creative teams were able to make that pivot, helping clients stay on track to make their targets through the lean months.Deep Dive: How the future of publishing is taking shape in the ongoing coronavirus crisis era|Pierre Bienaimé|November 17, 2020|Digiday
TV companies’ streaming pivots eating into their profit margins is to be expected.TV networks cut costs to confront shrinking profits amid streaming shift|Tim Peterson|November 11, 2020|Digiday
This is a pivot point behind you where the vehicle will move in the opposite direction when you turn.Hints From Heloise: Be cautious when using a portable generator|Heloise Heloise|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
The last time America pivoted to Asia was on December 7, 1941, when Japan attacked the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor.
Gogglebox, which is an hour-long, is pivoted on the newsiest British television of the week, and edited right up to broadcast.Watching Us, Watching Them: On ‘The People’s Couch’|Tim Teeman|March 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She pivoted to slam the "lame stream media," hitting the "sock puppets" on "MS-LSD" for their biased coverage.
She did acknowledge that, um, Obama won the election in November, but then pivoted to a lame teleprompter joke.
Paul pivoted off his filibuster by reprising its theme: “My question was whether presidential power has limits.”
He was bigger than I, and he pivoted me and got through first.The Road|Jack London
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
The safety catch consists of a stick of wood, A, notched at one end, and is pivoted at B on a small bolt.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
He smiled, pivoted on his heel nervously and went on, “And what is more I can take care of myself.”In the Heart of a Fool|William Allen White
A treadle g is pivoted at h, and acts upon the lower end of d, causing the die f to grip or release the bolts, as may be required.Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II|Joshua Rose