Synonyms of 'pivot'
the central person or thing necessary for progress or successA large group of watercolours forms the pivot of the exhibition.
a central shaft around which something turnsThe pedal had sheared off at the pivot.
to turn on or provide with a pivotThe boat pivoted on its central axis.
See pivot on something
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in the sense of axle
a shaft on which a wheel or pair of wheels revolves
The engine, gearbox and black axle needed to be replaced.
in the sense of centre
the middle point or part of something
A large wooden table dominates the centre of the room.
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Thesaurus for pivot from the Collins English Thesaurus