the central point, pin, or shaft on which a mechanism turns or oscillates. [usually in singular] a person or thing that plays a central part in a situation or enterprise:the pivot of community life was the chapel the person or position from which a body of troops takes its reference point when moving or changing course. (also pivotman)
chiefly North American a player in a central position in a team sport.
Basketball a movement in which the player holding the ball may move in any direction with one foot, while keeping the other (the pivot foot) in contact with the floor.
turn on or as if on a pivot:he swung round, pivoting on his heel [with object] provide (a mechanism) with a pivot; fix (a mechanism) on a pivot: (as adjective pivoted)a pivoted bracket
) depend on:the government’s reaction pivoted on the response of the Prime Minister