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linchpin

linch·pin

linchpin

 
pronunciation:
lInch pIn
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a locking pin inserted through the end of a shaft to hold a wheel or other moving part.
definition 2: a person, policy, element, or the like that is crucial to the working of an organization or plan.
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