Friday, May 04, 2012
Definitions for fulcrum
- The support, or point of rest, on which a lever turns.
- Any prop or support.
- Zoology. Any of various structures in an animal serving as a hinge or support.
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Citations for fulcrum
An equal partnership is like a see-saw that sits on a fulcrum. There is a balance of power when one partner gives in and then the other does likewise.
A storm of plans, each one trying to make me into a fulcrum.
Origin of fulcrum
Fulcrum originally referred to a bed post from the Latin word fulcire meaning "to prop up."