What is a Fulcrum?

A fulcrum, or pivot point, is the area around which a lever turns. A lever is a hard length of material (or a bar) used to put out force or maintain weight at one end, while pressure is exerted on the other end. In other words, when force is placed on one end of a bar or handle, which turns on the fulcrum, for or weight is managed on the second point of the lever.