fulcrum fulcrum  /ˈfʊl krəm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the pivot about which a lever turns

Usage(s):

  1. The billionaire who once presented himself as the freshest product in Italian politics has now clocked 15 years as the singular fulcrum of the nation's public life.
  2. The case has zippered-expansion that was clearly designed to skate along the fulcrum between frantic last minute bag stuffing and cramped overhead space.
  3. In 1965 Komeito gained 23 seats in the then 120-seat Tokyo assembly, and ever since has been the fulcrum of power in the fragmented chamber.

News

  1. Fulcrum rolls out Racing Speed XLR 35 tubulars

    On the heels of Campagnolo's Bora Ultra 35 launch , sister company Fulcrum has announced its Racing Speed XLR 35 tubulars. The wheels are largely the same, save the Shimano/SRAM cassette body. The Racing Speed 35 XLR set weighs 1,230g (530g front, 700g rear) and will retail for €2,399/$3,279. The Racing Speed 35s are a Shimano/SRAM-compatible version of Campagnolo's Bora Ultra 35s With their ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: BikeRadar

  2. Bianchi Oltre XR2 and XR2 Disc launched for 2014

    Bianchi have launched two new road bikes for 2014, the Oltre XR2 and Oltre XR2 Disc. These two machines are the standouts in what looks to be a major overhaul of the Bianchi range for next season, with most of the road and mountain bikes being new. The Oltre XR2 is specced with Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 and Fulcrum Racing Speed XLR carbon tubulars, while the Oltre XR2 Disc comes with SRAM Red 22 ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: BikeRadar

  3. Bianchi launch Oltre XR2 and XR2 Disc for 2014

    Bianchi have launched two new road bikes for 2014, the Oltre XR2 and Oltre XR2 Disc. These two machines are the standouts in what looks to be a major overhaul to Bianchi's range for next season, with most of the road and mountain bikes being new. The Oltre XR2 is specced with Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 and Fulcrum Racing Speed XLR carbon tubulars, while the Oltre XR2 Disc comes with SRAM Red 22 ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: BikeRadar

Quotes

  1. "We must make conserving energy, decreasing energy consumption, protecting the environment and using land intensively the breakthrough point and main fulcrum for changing the pattern of economic growth," Mr. Wen told the opening session of the...
    on Mar 4, 2007 By: Wen Jiabao Source: New York Times

  2. "Me and Gallagher will turn talksport into the fulcrum of the revolution," Brand told his followers. "If we can just get Wossy to come on as a guest a new dawn will rise."
    on Mar 2, 2009 By: Russell Brand Source: Gigwise

  3. "The Aussies are past masters at mind games, and there is no surprise they look to unsettle a captain - he's the fulcrum of the team. But I can't see it bothering Straussy one bit, he's so relaxed it will be water off a duck's back," Swann told...
    on May 20, 2009 By: Graeme Swann Source: MSN India

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