Definition of Pivot man
1. Noun. The person in a rank around whom the others wheel and maneuver.
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Literary usage of Pivot man
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1. Infantry Tactics, Double and Single Rank, Adapted to American Topography and by Emory Upton (1875)
"At the command march, the men, except the pivot- man, step off with the left foot, turning at the same time the head a little to the left, the eyes fixed on ..."
2. U. S. Infantry Tactics: For the Instruction, Exercise, and Manœuvres of the by United States War Dept (1863)
"In wheels from a halt, the pivot-man only turns in his place, without advancing or receding. 381. In the wheels in marching, ..."
3. The Volunteer's Hand Book: Containing an Abridgment of Hardee's Infantry by James Kendall Lee (1861)
"In wheels from a halt the pivot man only turns in his place, without advancing ... In the wheels in marching, the pivot man takes steps of full nine inches, ..."
4. Mass Physical Training for Use in the Army and the Reserve Officers by Joseph Edward Raycroft (1920)
"It is played with a circular formation, three players circling about one of their team mates, who acts as pivot man with the ball. The remaining player acts ..."