from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The man at the flank of a line of soldiers, on whom, as a pivot, the rest of the line wheels.


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  • The pivot-man of the wheel _honly_ marks time, Muster

    Stalky & Co.

  • I see him "attacking" another LTE by announcing his allegiance to a rightwinged circlejerk which has made Rush Limbaugh their pivot-man. stories: News


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