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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

n. - Metal rod inserted through an axletree to hold a wheel on; A central cohesive source of support and stability.

Usage examples (36)
  • He is the linchpin of this firm
  • Outlook: The reigning Class AA State Federation champions may run three guards but their linchpin is 6-0 Mike Coburn (16.5 ppg, 6 apg).
  • Seth Godin: A linchpin is a little piece of a vehicle or device that you can't live without.
  • Sources have told The Australian newspaper that Vickery has been identified as a linchpin signing. for more
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