|fulcrum (ˈfʊlkrəm, ˈfʌl-)|
|—n , pl -crums, -cra|
|1.||the pivot about which a lever turns|
|2.||something that supports or sustains; prop|
|3.||a spinelike scale occurring in rows along the anterior edge of the fins in primitive bony fishes such as the sturgeon|
|[C17: from Latin: foot of a couch, bedpost, from fulcire to prop up]|
fulcrum ful·crum (ful'krəm, fŭl'-)
n. pl. ful·crums or ful·cra (-krə)
The point or support on which a lever pivots.
An anatomical structure that acts as a hinge or a point of support.
The point on which a lever is balanced when a force is exerted.