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pivot

1. a short shaft or pin supporting something that turns; fulcrum
2. the end of a shaft or arbor that terminates in a bearing

pivot

[′piv·ət]
(mechanics)
A short, pointed shaft forming the center and fulcrum on which something turns, balances, or oscillates.

pivot

1. A hinge.
2. The axle or pin about which a window or door rotates.
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Pivotable, representing a stable with three placed horses in this race in the 1990s, is another who made my shortlist.
Pivotable and Strike The Green offer more decent form from the all-weather.
Trainer Bell's representative, Chris Conway, said: "The guv'nor was pretty confident that Pivotable would win this for us.
The Mujadil filly, who lost all chance at the start on her debut at Chester last month, proved much sharper this time and drew two lengths clear of Pivotable under Gary Carter.