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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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The BR Pivot is not just equal to the best gun club bench rest I've ever used, it's better.
The new experiment incorporates several improvements in the apparatus to address these issues, including stiffer components for transferring the mass standard on and off the balance, better servo control of the balance, better pivot materials, and the incorporation of erasing techniques into the mass transfer servo system.
Rick Stimatze with Mull Farms and Feeding, Pawnee Rock, Kansas, recently began using FieldNET Mobile to monitor and control 12 Zimmatic center pivot irrigation systems that are used to irrigate approximately 1,600 acres of corn, soybean and alfalfa.
Data collection, analysis, and pivot automation was accomplished using an array of 16 IRTs connected to a data logger and mounted on a three-tower center pivot (as shown above).
The ATS Open Pivot heart valve utilizes a unique pivot design resulting in excellent performance and a low risk profile.
On all six center pivots, a variable frequency drive (VFD) was installed on the end tower for machine speed control.
From the starting position, the putter performs a series of pivots - coming to a complete stop between pivots in order to maintain control and balance.