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  1. kingpinnoun

    big enchilada, big noise, big tamale, bigwig, head honcho, top dog, muckety muck, top banana, big kahuna, big wheel, big cheese, grand poobah

  2. kingpinnoun

    The axis around which steered wheels pivot; a bolt that holds the axis in place—a kingbolt.

    head honcho, grand poobah, bigwig, big wheel, big tamale, top dog, top banana, big kahuna, big enchilada, big noise, big cheese, muckety muck

  3. kingpinnoun

    The pin at the centre of the triangle of bowling pins (originally the tallest pin in kayles). Sometimes also the headpin at the apex.

    head honcho, bigwig, big enchilada, big tamale, big kahuna, muckety muck, big cheese, top banana, top dog, grand poobah, big noise, big wheel

  4. kingpinnoun

    The most important person in an undertaking or organization.

    muckety muck, big noise, big cheese, grand poobah, big wheel, bigwig, big tamale, big enchilada, big kahuna, top banana, top dog, head honcho

  5. kingpinnoun

    The bolt holding together the truck of a roller skate or skateboard.

    big kahuna, grand poobah, top banana, big enchilada, big wheel, big cheese, bigwig, big noise, muckety muck, top dog, head honcho, big tamale

Princeton's WordNet

  1. kingpin, top banana, bigwignoun

    the most important person in a group or undertaking

    kingbolt, headpin, swivel pin, bigwig, top banana

  2. kingbolt, kingpin, swivel pinnoun

    bolt that provides a steering joint in a motor vehicle

    kingbolt, headpin, swivel pin, bigwig, top banana

  3. headpin, kingpinnoun

    the front bowling pin in the triangular arrangement of ten pins

    kingbolt, headpin, swivel pin, bigwig, top banana

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "kingpin":

    studs, cad, thug, biggie, boss

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  1. Bruce Bagley:

    Of all of the symbols involved in the kingpin strategy( of targeting high-profile crime leaders in order to weaken their organization), El Chapo was by far the most important because El Chapo grew like a rocket, because El Chapo became so rich and so powerful.

  2. Brad Beckworth:

    They didn't get here from a Mexican cartel, they got here from the pharmaceutical cartel, and the kingpin of them all is Johnson & Johnson.

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