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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Hazard: The aluminum cast pivot joint that connects the base of the saw to the head assembly (which contains the saw blade) can crack under extreme pressure or force, causing the blade assembly to unexpectedly break free from the stationary base.
The two adjustable pivot joints allow drivers of any height to easily adjust their WorldView Mirror, so that drivers can check on passengers and pets in the back seat without having to take their eyes off the road.
All wing hinges and linkage pivot joints have self-lubricating composite bearings to eliminate the need for daily grease maintenance.