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Definition 1: pin inserted through an axletree to hold a wheel on - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for linchpin in the sense of this definition

(linchpin is a kind of ...) a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things

Definition 2: a central cohesive source of support and stability - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where linchpin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • faith is his anchor
  • the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money
  • he is the linchpin of this firm

Synonyms for linchpin in the sense of this definition

(linchpin is a kind of ...) something providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest

"the policy found little public support" "his faith was all the support he needed" "the team enjoyed the support of their fans"

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