- pivot bridge,
- pivot grammar,
- pivot joint,
- pivot tooth,
Origin of pivoting
- 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.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of pivot
Examples from the Web for pivoting
Pivoting on his heels, he casually strolled out toward a nearby walled courtyard.
The U.S. military spent decades pivoting away from its Cold War stance.
But pivoting from “Hope and Change” to “It Could Have Been Worse” is somewhere between insufficient and sad.Obama Needs a Second-Term Agenda in His Democratic Convention Speech|John Avlon|September 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The Romney campaign appears on the verge of pivoting and re-embracing the candidate's most important achievement as governor.
Gingrich seemed slightly flustered, pivoting back to the poor grandmothers.Newt Gingrich Swings at Mitt Romney and Misses in CNN Florida Debate|Howard Kurtz|January 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Instantly the structure, pivoting downward on its wall-socket, plunged Quest to his waist in the osmotic solution.Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1930|Victor Rousseau
The centering of a staff in wax has been thoroughly described and in pivoting the proceeding is the same as in staffing.
Mount the Windmill upon a post, pivoting its shaft at the balancing center with a nail or screw.Home-made Toys for Girls and Boys|A. Neely Hall
In pivoting cylinders there is some danger of breaking them.
The hands of the hula dancer are ever going out in gesture, her body swaying and pivoting itself in attitudes of expression.Unwritten Literature of Hawaii|Nathaniel Bright Emerson
Word Origin for pivot
1610s, from French pivot, from Old French pivot "hinge pin, pivot" (12c.), also "penis," of uncertain origin. Figurative sense of "central point" is recorded from 1813.
by 1841, from French pivoter and from pivot (n). Related: Pivoted; pivoting.