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Synonyms for linchpin
ˈlɪntʃˌpɪnlinch·pin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anchor, mainstay, keystone, backbone, linchpin, lynchpinnoun

    a central cohesive source of support and stability

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

    Synonyms:
    anchorman, key, ground tackle, lynchpin, rachis, headstone, grit, sand, anchorperson, spinal column, keystone, guts, back, backbone, pillar, spine, anchor, mainstay, moxie, gumption, vertebral column

  2. linchpin, lynchpinnoun

    pin inserted through an axletree to hold a wheel on

    Synonyms:
    lynchpin, keystone, mainstay, backbone, anchor

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PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "linchpin":

    mainspring, shaft, axis, backbone, pivot, ankle, lynchpin

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How to use linchpin in a sentence?

  1. Melissa Bartick:

    The linchpin of their marketing strategy is to get free samples into the hands of breastfeeding mothers, what they hope will happen is if a breastfeeding mother runs into any trouble at all she will have formula already in a bottle and ready to put in her baby's mouth.

  2. David Brown:

    That's the linchpin to solving all crimes, perceptions of crime, perception of safety and actual safety.

  3. Fabian Zuleeg:

    Germany was always the linchpin in compromises, now Germany will closely consider what is our national interest and then act accordingly. It's changing the whole dynamics of decision-making at a European level.

  4. State Department spokesman Mark Toner:

    The United States continues to be a steadfast ally, friend, and partner to the ROK, the US-ROK alliance will continue to be a linchpin of regional stability and security, and we will continue to meet all our alliance commitments, especially with respect to defending against the threat from North Korea.

  5. Dan Ives:

    The China growth stories is the top of the list for Tesla, this is their key market, we believe 40 % of their sales will come from there next year. I think that's the linchpin to the stock going up or down.


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