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PIVOT (Fr. pivot; probably connected ...

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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 690 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PIVOT (Fr. pivot; probably connected with Ital. pivolo, peg, pin, diminutive of piva, pipa, pipe), that on which something turns, specifically a metal pointed pin or short shaft in machinery, such as the end of an axle or spindle. The term occurs frequently in combination with other words, chiefly in technical usage, e.g_ " pivot-gearing," for a system of gearing in machinery which admits of the shifting of the axis of a driving wheel, so that the power may be communicated in various directions.
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