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  1. A is that on which something turns; specifically a metal pointed pin or short shaft in machinery, such as the end of an axle or spindle.
  2. Act of turning on one foot.
    verb (pivots, pivoting, pivoted, pivoted)
    1. (intransitive) To turn on an exact spot.
    • German: sich drehen (on, upon) um
      1. German, um;
      2. Italian: imperniare;
    Etymology: pivot, probably connected with w:Italian language, Italian pivolo, "peg, pin", diminutive of piva, pipa, "pipe").

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