Meaning of fulcrum

ful•crum

Pronunciation: (fool'krum, ful'-), [key]
— n., pl. v. -crums, -cra
—n.
  1. the support, or point of rest, on which a lever turns in moving a body.
  2. any prop or support.
  3. any of various structures in an animal serving as a hinge or support.
—v.t.
  1. to fit with a fulcrum; put a fulcrum on.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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