Pivot tooth
Pivot Piv"ot, n. [F.; prob. akin to It. piva pipe, F. pipe. See {Pipe}.] 1. A fixed pin or short axis, on the end of which a wheel or other body turns. [1913 Webster]

2. The end of a shaft or arbor which rests and turns in a support; as, the pivot of an arbor in a watch. [1913 Webster]

3. Hence, figuratively: A turning point or condition; that on which important results depend; as, the pivot of an enterprise. [1913 Webster]

4. (Mil.) The officer or soldier who simply turns in his place whike the company or line moves around him in wheeling; -- called also {pivot man}. [1913 Webster]

{Pivot bridge}, a form of drawbridge in which one span, called the pivot span, turns about a central vertical axis.

{Pivot gun}, a gun mounted on a pivot or revolving carriage, so as to turn in any direction.

{Pivot tooth} (Dentistry), an artificial crown attached to the root of a natural tooth by a pin or peg. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • pivot tooth — n an artificial crown attached to the root of a tooth by a usu. metallic pin called also pivot crown …   Medical dictionary

  • pivot tooth — noun or pivot crown : an artificial crown attached to the root of a tooth by a pivot * * * Dentistry. (formerly) an artificial crown attached to the root of a tooth by pivoting. [1835 45, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • pivot tooth — noun Date: 1842 an artificial crown attached to the root of a tooth by a usually metallic pin called also pivot crown …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pivot tooth — Dentistry. (formerly) an artificial crown attached to the root of a tooth by pivoting. [1835 45, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Pivot — Piv ot, n. [F.; prob. akin to It. piva pipe, F. pipe. See {Pipe}.] 1. A fixed pin or short axis, on the end of which a wheel or other body turns. [1913 Webster] 2. The end of a shaft or arbor which rests and turns in a support; as, the pivot of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pivot bridge — Pivot Piv ot, n. [F.; prob. akin to It. piva pipe, F. pipe. See {Pipe}.] 1. A fixed pin or short axis, on the end of which a wheel or other body turns. [1913 Webster] 2. The end of a shaft or arbor which rests and turns in a support; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pivot gun — Pivot Piv ot, n. [F.; prob. akin to It. piva pipe, F. pipe. See {Pipe}.] 1. A fixed pin or short axis, on the end of which a wheel or other body turns. [1913 Webster] 2. The end of a shaft or arbor which rests and turns in a support; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pivot man — Pivot Piv ot, n. [F.; prob. akin to It. piva pipe, F. pipe. See {Pipe}.] 1. A fixed pin or short axis, on the end of which a wheel or other body turns. [1913 Webster] 2. The end of a shaft or arbor which rests and turns in a support; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pivot crown — n PIVOT TOOTH …   Medical dictionary

  • tooth — Synonyms and related words: Vandyke, aftertaste, asperity, baby tooth, bicuspid, bitter, blaze, bucktooth, bumpiness, canine, chop, choppiness, coarsen, cog, comb, crag, cragginess, crenellate, crenulate, crimp, crown, cuspid, cut, cutter,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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