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English definition of “linchpin”


noun [C] (also lynchpin)     /ˈlɪntʃpɪn/
the most important member of a group or part of a system , that holds together the other members or parts or makes it possible for them to operate as intended : linchpin of sth Consumer spending is the linchpin of the economy .
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