pivotman

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pivot +‎ -man

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

pivotman (plural pivotmen)

  1. (basketball) A player who performs pivots (turns on one foot).
    • 2008 March 9, Oscar Robertson, “When the Big O First Played the Garden: 56 in ’58”, in New York Times[1]:
      An injury had sidelined our 6-10 senior pivotman, Connie Dierking, so we were still adjusting at both ends of the court.