Definition of Fulcrum

1. Noun. The pivot about which a lever turns.

Group relationships: Lever
Generic synonyms: Pin, Pivot



Definition of Fulcrum

1. n. A prop or support.

Definition of Fulcrum

1. Proper noun. (military) NATO code name for the Soviet MiG-29 aircraft. ¹

2. Noun. (mechanics) The support about which a lever pivots. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fulcrum

1. a support for a lever [n -CRUMS or -CRA]

Medical Definition of Fulcrum

1. Origin: L, bedpost, fr. Fulcire to prop. 1. A prop or support. 2. That by which a lever is sustained, or about which it turns in lifting or moving a body. 3. An accessory organ such as a tendril, stipule, spine, and the like. 4. The horny inferior surface of the lingua of certain insects. One of the small, spiniform scales found on the front edge of the dorsal and caudal fins of many ganoid fishes. 5. The connective tissue supporting the framework of the retina of the eye. (30 Mar 1998)

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fulcrum (current term)
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Literary usage of Fulcrum

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1. A Treatise on Mechanics by Dionysius Lardner (1832)
"Levers are commonly divided into three kinds, according to the relative positions of the power, the weight and the fulcrum. In a lever of the first kind, ..."

2. A Treatise on Analytical Statics: With Numerous Examples by Edward John Routh (1896)
"The moments are taken about the fulcrum to avoid introducing into the equation ... To find the pressure on the fulcrum we transfer each force parallel to ..."

3. Mechanics by Henry Kater, Dionysius Lardner (1830)
"The axis is called the fulcrum or prop. (234.) Levers are commonly divided into three kinds, according to the relative positions of the power, the weight, ..."

4. The Saturday Magazine (1841)
"It is necessary to observe, however, that, when the pencil is between the fulcrum and the tracer, as in the present instance, the copy is seen in the right ..."

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