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Meaning of LINCHPIN

Pronunciation:  'linch`pin

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  pin inserted through an axletree to hold a wheel on
  2. [n]  a central cohesive source of support and stability; "faith is his anchor"; "he is the linchpin of this firm"
 

LINCHPIN is a 8 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: anchor, backbone, lynchpin, lynchpin, mainstay
 
 See Also: pin, support

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Linch"pin`\ (l[i^]nch"p[i^]n`), n. [AS. lynis the
axletree; akin to D. luns linchpin, OS. lunisa, LG. lunse, G.
l["u]nse, OHG. lun peg, bolt.]
A pin used to prevent the wheel of a vehicle from sliding off
the axletree.

 

 

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