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pivot
American English: /ˈpɪvət/
British English: /ˈpɪvət/

Translation of pivot in Spanish:

noun

  • 1.1 (Technology)
    Example sentences
    • The insert requires minimal preventive-maintenance grease at its pivot points and axles.
    • By rotating the dial, the pivot point or the fulcrum of the brake lever moves in and out.
    • You will see in this drawing there is a pivot and lug mechanism.
    1.2 (of play, plot)
    eje (masculine) central
    the pivot of the play is the mother
    la madre es el eje central de la obra
    la obra gira en torno al personaje de la madre
    Example sentences
    • No - she had been the pivot of it all, the centre, the core.
    • Saudi Arabia, an absolute monarchy, was a crucial pivot of U.S. policy from the 1970s forward.
    • For the U.S., Okinawa is the pivot of its East Asian military presence.
    1.3
    (Sport) (American English) (key player)
    jugador, (-dora) clave
    Example sentences
    • If Wallace is frequently overpowered by some of the league's more gargantuan pivotmen, guarding Jermaine O'Neal is Big Ben's chance to push around someone else.
    • Until injuries abruptly curtailed his career, Willis Reed was a strong, mobile center who could handle brutes like Chamberlain as well as quicker pivotmen.
    • Among an ever-improving crop of pivotmen, Duncan is still the most dependable and fundamentally sound.
    Example sentences
    • As the pivot player makes contact with the floor, he pivots toward the basket, holding the ball high over his head.
    • Put the ball down hard on the floor, before you pick up your pivot foot.
    • The rear foot becomes the pivot foot, so don't move it if you stop dribbling.

intransitive verb

  • (Mech) to pivot on something/somebodyhe pivoted on his heel the whole organization pivots on one man
    la organización entera gira alrededor de un solo hombre
    Example sentences
    • He deliberately pivoted in his swivel chair, as if thinking.
    • They can be raised and lowered, rotated and pivoted for the optimal working angle along their 1,575-ft.
    • The teacher pivoted around on her heels and hatred contorted her expression.
    Example sentences
    • The fourth pushchair was bought a few weeks after the third pushchair after we realised that we'd bought the first one without checking the front wheels were pivoted.
    • The secret was that both sets of wheels are pivoted in the Fairlie principle.
    • When wall-mounted, an optional mounting bracket pivots the handgun out before the door drops down to present the holster-mounted firearm.

transitive verb

  • hacer girar

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