Fulcrum

Fulcrum is the support about which a lever pivots. It may also refer to:

  • Fulcrum (drumming), part of a percussionist's grip
  • MiG-29 Fulcrum, a Soviet fighter aircraft

In fiction:

  • Fulcrum (Chuck), the enemy spy organization on the TV series Chuck
  • The Fulcrum (comics), a supreme being in the Marvel Comics universe

In organizations:

  • Fulcrum (Anglican think tank), a Church of England think tank
  • Fulcrum Wheels, a bicycle wheel manufacturer, based in Italy
  • Fulcrum Corporation, a government contractor based in Arlington, VA, USA

In publications:

  • Fulcrum (magazine), a weekly publication based at the Architectural Association
  • Fulcrum (newspaper), a student newspaper at the University of Ottawa
  • Fulcrum (annual), a United States literary periodical, an annual of poetry and aesthetics

In geography:

  • Fulcrum (Antarctica), a mountain

Famous quotes containing the word fulcrum:

    The obscure only exists that it may cease to exist. In it lies the opportunity of all victory and all progress. Whether it call itself fatality, death, night, or matter, it is the pedestal of life, of light, of liberty and the spirit. For it represents resistance—that is to say, the fulcrum of all activity, the occasion for its development and its triumph.
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel (1821–1881)

    Peter the Hermit, Calvin, and Robespierre, sons of the same soil, at intervals of three centuries were, in a political sense, the levers of Archimedes. Each in turn was an embodied idea finding its fulcrum in the interests of man.
    Honoré De Balzac (1799–1850)