Translation of pivot in Spanish:


pivote, n.

Pronunciation /ˈpɪvət//ˈpɪvət/


  • 1

    pivote masculine
    • Along the guardrail, a hundred ballistaes lay ready to load and fire, each set on a pivot and swivel.
    • A variation on heel-drag spinouts is to use your brake-pad as the pivot.
    • The pivot mechanism, in conjunction with a very stable Y-shaped base, provides stability without wiggling even when rotated.
    • By rotating the dial, the pivot point or the fulcrum of the brake lever moves in and out.
    • Perhaps the multiplicity of pivot pins is what makes Art the immeasurable, great?
    • Note bearing kit price is different for frames with single or triple pivot points.
    • It was one of those shops with front shutters that rotated on a central pivot.
    • The pivot mechanism is substantial, with no loss of stability when the LCD panel is vertical.
    • Ramer eliminated a huge amount of weight by combining the release mechanism with the toe pivot.
    • The weight of the rod is somewhat balance by the additional handle behind the pivot point near the reel.
    • An additional bronze bushing is used between the ram and its pivot pin.
    • 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.
    • Find the central pivot point and bring it front and center on the phone, on TV on the stump, and at the door.
    • The plotting board is set up with the base gun representing the pivot point.
    • You will see in this drawing there is a pivot and lug mechanism.
    • The closer the central pivot point is to the cam, the wider the valve opening.
    • The insert requires minimal preventive-maintenance grease at its pivot points and axles.
    • They increased the horsepower on their pivots and corrected the problem.
    • The trees hid the pivot points, while the bushes hid the gate itself.
    • The pair at the rear of the pivot joint immediately underneath the crane base is the most used.
  • 2

    (of play, plot)
    eje central masculine
    the pivot of the play is the mother la madre es el eje central de la obra
    • He wavered, his reason rocking on the pivot of his conviction.
    • Germany used to be the pivot of the European economy.
    • Interesting facts on the turning pivot of the war - few generals in history had the luck of General George B. McClellan.
    • Pivot joints allow a rotating or twisting motion, like that of the head moving from side to side.
    • 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.
    • Washington-based realists tend to see the U.S. as the pivot of the future.
    • It may also be the pivot of a terrible 10 years for South Africa.
    • The pivot of this arc of instability is the new state of Timor Leste.
    • This is the very pivot of Bush's foreign policy.
    • In fact, the lack of effective and efficient modern justice systems appears to be the pivot on which most Black African problems revolves.
    • Mutual trust is the pivot on which the institution rests, he affirms.
    • Now we all realise exactly how much she meant to us all, a solid pivot of family and cheer.
    • Saudi Arabia, an absolute monarchy, was a crucial pivot of U.S. policy from the 1970s forward.
    • 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’.
    • 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.
    • Sirk, to his everlasting credit, steers her clear of self-parody by making her the pivot of the story.
    • It is implicitly, and has been historically, the strategic pivot of the world.
    • … 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.
  • 3US

    (key player)
    jugador clave masculine
    jugadora clave feminine
    (masculine and feminine) (in basketball) pívot
    • So maybe we're only short one dominant center, and not missing a league full of quality pivots.
    • Once you receive the ball the question is often asked by many coaches how and or what pivot foot should you use.
    • Put the ball down hard on the floor, before you pick up your pivot foot.
    • Kendrick Perkins is already a solid pivotman, so Ainge likely won't trade him.
    • 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.
    • Seattle had just acquired future Hall-of-Famer Patrick Ewing, one of the best pivots in the history of the game.
    • 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.
    • Colin Clarke was a pivot of real class, becoming more influential as the game evolved.
    • The rear foot becomes the pivot foot, so don't move it if you stop dribbling.
    • But he always had a Gretzky or a Mario Lemieux or a Mark Messier ahead of him in the pantheon of NHL pivotmen.
    • 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.
    • Among an ever-improving crop of pivotmen, Duncan is still the most dependable and fundamentally sound.
    • But the next wave of pivotmen won't all run the floor and stroke perimeter jumpers.
    • All year, Austin just kept on thumping on the nation's primest pivots, with minimum offensive support and always with a smile.
    • As the pivot player makes contact with the floor, he pivots toward the basket, holding the ball high over his head.
    • Let's start with the pivotmen currently training with the Yankees down in Tampa.
    • 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.

intransitive verb


  • 1

    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

transitive verb

  • 1

    hacer girar