pivot joint


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pivot joint

[′piv·ət ‚jȯint]
(anatomy)
A diarthrosis that permits a rotation of one bone around another; an example is the articulation of the atlas with the axis. Also known as trochoid.
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Also, some portion of the current flowing could be diverted around a pivot joint on the machine by using a shunt cable.
All wing hinges and linkage pivot joints have self-lubricating composite bearings to eliminate the need for daily grease maintenance.
It also features a lighter-weight yet durable boom fabrication with cast pivot joints.