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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The line that runs forward from the upper part of the mast of a boat. Also: The chief support.

Usage examples (34)
  • The secretary was the mainstay of the entire company.
  • The mainstay is just making sure people don't die of dehydration.
  • The bullpen mainstay is Troy Percival, who converted 39 of 42 save opportunities.
  • Guyana and West Indies middle order batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul is often described as the mainstay of the regional side. for more
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