Translation of pivot in Spanish:


pivote, n.

Pronunciation /ˈpɪvət//ˈpɪvət/


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    pivote masculine
    • Ramer eliminated a huge amount of weight by combining the release mechanism with the toe pivot.
    • Note bearing kit price is different for frames with single or triple pivot points.
    • Perhaps the multiplicity of pivot pins is what makes Art the immeasurable, great?
    • The insert requires minimal preventive-maintenance grease at its pivot points and axles.
    • The weight of the rod is somewhat balance by the additional handle behind the pivot point near the reel.
    • Adjust the seat so that the small of your back rests flush against it and your knees are in line with the pivot point of the pulley.
    • An additional bronze bushing is used between the ram and its pivot pin.
    • Along the guardrail, a hundred ballistaes lay ready to load and fire, each set on a pivot and swivel.
    • The pair at the rear of the pivot joint immediately underneath the crane base is the most used.
    • It was one of those shops with front shutters that rotated on a central pivot.
    • You will see in this drawing there is a pivot and lug mechanism.
    • The trees hid the pivot points, while the bushes hid the gate itself.
    • The closer the central pivot point is to the cam, the wider the valve opening.
    • Find the central pivot point and bring it front and center on the phone, on TV on the stump, and at the door.
    • They increased the horsepower on their pivots and corrected the problem.
    • The pivot mechanism is substantial, with no loss of stability when the LCD panel is vertical.
    • A variation on heel-drag spinouts is to use your brake-pad as the pivot.
    • By rotating the dial, the pivot point or the fulcrum of the brake lever moves in and out.
    • The plotting board is set up with the base gun representing the pivot point.
    • The pivot mechanism, in conjunction with a very stable Y-shaped base, provides stability without wiggling even when rotated.
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    (of play, plot)
    eje central masculine
    the pivot of the play is the mother la obra gira en torno al personaje de la madre
    • He wavered, his reason rocking on the pivot of his conviction.
    • Saudi Arabia, an absolute monarchy, was a crucial pivot of U.S. policy from the 1970s forward.
    • For the U.S., Okinawa is the pivot of its East Asian military presence.
    • These events would seem rather good evidence for the proposition that the Palestinian issue is only one of several important concerns in Middle East politics, not the pivot on which all regional events turn.
    • The pivot of this arc of instability is the new state of Timor Leste.
    • Pivot joints allow a rotating or twisting motion, like that of the head moving from side to side.
    • Washington-based realists tend to see the U.S. as the pivot of the future.
    • Germany used to be the pivot of the European economy.
    • Mutual trust is the pivot on which the institution rests, he affirms.
    • In fact, the lack of effective and efficient modern justice systems appears to be the pivot on which most Black African problems revolves.
    • Interesting facts on the turning pivot of the war - few generals in history had the luck of General George B. McClellan.
    • This is the very pivot of Bush's foreign policy.
    • … In many ways, it is the pivot on which J.K. Rowling's entire tale revolves; the fabric from which the next tale will be woven.
    • It may also be the pivot of a terrible 10 years for South Africa.
    • The pivot of this change was the Enlightenment, a time when the rational took ascendance over the mystical.
    • No - she had been the pivot of it all, the centre, the core.
    • It is implicitly, and has been historically, the strategic pivot of the world.
    • Now we all realise exactly how much she meant to us all, a solid pivot of family and cheer.
    • Later one of Lee's officers would write that ‘the loss of this battle order constitutes one of the pivots on which turned the events of the war’.
    • Sirk, to his everlasting credit, steers her clear of self-parody by making her the pivot of the story.
  • 3US

    (key player)
    jugador clave masculine
    jugadora clave feminine
    (in basketball) pívot feminine
    • If Wallace is frequently overpowered by some of the league's more gargantuan pivotmen, guarding Jermaine O'Neal is Big Ben's chance to push around someone else.
    • Colin Clarke was a pivot of real class, becoming more influential as the game evolved.
    • All year, Austin just kept on thumping on the nation's primest pivots, with minimum offensive support and always with a smile.
    • The rear foot becomes the pivot foot, so don't move it if you stop dribbling.
    • Put the ball down hard on the floor, before you pick up your pivot foot.
    • Dunc is one of the few players in the NBA with a significant go-to move; his inside pivot into the rocker step position off the glass is deadly from 12 to 15 feet.
    • As the pivot player makes contact with the floor, he pivots toward the basket, holding the ball high over his head.
    • Kendrick Perkins is already a solid pivotman, so Ainge likely won't trade him.
    • But he always had a Gretzky or a Mario Lemieux or a Mark Messier ahead of him in the pantheon of NHL pivotmen.
    • So maybe we're only short one dominant center, and not missing a league full of quality pivots.
    • Until injuries abruptly curtailed his career, Willis Reed was a strong, mobile center who could handle brutes like Chamberlain as well as quicker pivotmen.
    • The Caps' other centers - Trevor Linden, Andrei Nikolishin and Trent Whitfield - are decent pivots but not premier playmakers.
    • Seattle had just acquired future Hall-of-Famer Patrick Ewing, one of the best pivots in the history of the game.
    • Let's start with the pivotmen currently training with the Yankees down in Tampa.
    • Once you receive the ball the question is often asked by many coaches how and or what pivot foot should you use.
    • Among an ever-improving crop of pivotmen, Duncan is still the most dependable and fundamentally sound.
    • Miller obviously is a top-drawer pivotman, but he's broken down toward the end of each of his NBA campaigns save for a truncated rookie year.
    • But the next wave of pivotmen won't all run the floor and stroke perimeter jumpers.

intransitive verb


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    to pivot on sth/sb
    • he pivoted on his heel giró sobre sus talones
    • the whole organization pivots on one man la organización entera gira alrededor de un solo hombre
    • I raised my foot, took a step forward, then pivoted round on it.
    • Jordan got up, and Bo immediately pivoted to face out to the view.
    • At the line of scrimmage, he pivots to his left and faces Garcia.
    • He quickly pivoted on his heel and began walking back the way he had come, pacing the room.
    • The secret was that both sets of wheels are pivoted in the Fairlie principle.
    • They can be raised and lowered, rotated and pivoted for the optimal working angle along their 1,575-ft.
    • The ladder portion of my stand twisted and the seat pivoted downward to the left.
    • Alex slowly pivoted on her heel, shocked and more than a little confused.
    • The demon turned with me, pivoting smoothly on his feet, his eyes never straying from mine.
    • He pivoted on his foot and looked to where she was heading now.
    • He pivoted his hip, using his momentum to slam the large man on his back.
    • At that, Caleb quickly pivoted to fully face him.
    • When wall-mounted, an optional mounting bracket pivots the handgun out before the door drops down to present the holster-mounted firearm.
    • You can see the gears that turned to pivot the enormous centre section of the bridge into the air, allowing riverboats to pass underneath.
    • To pivot to the left, you press down on your right big toe.
    • In this cavity is a series of vertically pivoting and sliding panels that are 18 percent perforated.
    • As usual, every head in the room pivoted in his direction and every eye rested upon him.
    • I was ready, I pivoted quickly, poised for an attack.
    • He deliberately pivoted in his swivel chair, as if thinking.
    • Without warning, Madeline pivoted around to face him.
    • The fourth pushchair was bought a few weeks after the third pushchair after we realised that we'd bought the first one without checking the front wheels were pivoted.
    • But the Knight pivoted smoothly and his foot lashed out in a sideways kick.
    • The teacher pivoted around on her heels and hatred contorted her expression.
    • A pointer, called an alidade, was pivoted at the centre of the disk.
    • He slowly pivoted in place, looked up, and fell short of breath.

transitive verb

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    hacer girar