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
Related Words for pivotingfulcrum, whirl, swivel, rotate, depend, veer, twirl, shaft, center, hub, heart, hinge, axle, spindle, kingpin, wheel, sheer, hang, rely, turn
Examples from the Web for pivoting
Contemporary Examples of pivoting
Pivoting on his heels, he casually strolled out toward a nearby walled courtyard.Inside a Hospital for the Criminally Insane
September 15, 2014
The U.S. military spent decades pivoting away from its Cold War stance.The Pentagon Isn’t Ready for a New Cold War
March 20, 2014
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
September 6, 2012
The Romney campaign appears on the verge of pivoting and re-embracing the candidate's most important achievement as governor.Universal Healthcare: A Conservative Reform
August 8, 2012
Gingrich seemed slightly flustered, pivoting back to the poor grandmothers.Newt Gingrich Swings at Mitt Romney and Misses in CNN Florida Debate
January 27, 2012
Historical Examples of pivoting
In pivoting cylinders there is some danger of breaking them.A Treatise on Staff Making and Pivoting
Eugene E. Hall
The skipper's eye is on the mainsail, which is the point of pivoting.All Afloat
So quick was his pivoting motion that Casey was almost unseated.Desert Conquest
A. M. Chisholm
My boat is awash, pivoting to and fro on the grips of the front "limbs."The Lost Kafoozalum
In pivoting the body, or showing attention, the eye always leads.Browning and the Dramatic Monologue
S. S. Curry
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.