pivot + -man
pivotman (plural pivotmen)
- (basketball) A player who performs pivots (turns on one foot).
2008 March 9, Oscar Robertson, “When the Big O First Played the Garden: 56 in ’58”, New York Times:
- An injury had sidelined our 6-10 senior pivotman, Connie Dierking, so we were still adjusting at both ends of the court.