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linchpin - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'linchpin' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Linchpin [ n.]
- A pin used to prevent the wheel of a vehicle from sliding off the axletree.

Meaning of 'linchpin' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . linchpin [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a central cohesive source of support and stability
Example in sentence:
  • faith is his anchor;
  • he is the linchpin of this firm;
  • the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money