pivot on

pivot on something

to rotate on something; to spin around, centered on something. This part spins around and pivots on this little red spot, which is what they call a jewel. If the lever will not pivot on the bar, it needs some lubrication.
See also: on

pivot on

or pivot around
v.
1. To rotate or spin around while remaining centered on some point: The chair pivots on a steel post.
2. To depend on something or someone for success or failure: This business deal pivots on whether or not we are willing to change the name of our product.
3. To develop from a central idea: The plot of the show pivots on the effects of drug addiction.
See also: on
References in classic literature ?
The father's habits of speculation had been the pivot on which the whole machinery of her meditated conspiracy had been constructed to turn.
The researchers also point out that, with only one pivot on a binding, if a load is applied at the exact position of the pivot, the pivot can't detect it.
Since failure to maintain a continuous pivot on the right foot in the center of the ring will destroy the sequence of the throw, no stalling or delay can be allowed.
Teaches the athlete to maintain proper balance and range in the power position, and emphasizes the importance of a continuous pivot on the right foot in the center of the ring.