kingpin Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"kingpin" in British English

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kingpinnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkɪŋ.pɪn/
the most ​importantperson within a ​particularorganization
(Definition of kingpin from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"kingpin" in American English

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kingpinnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkɪŋˌpɪn/
the most ​importantperson in an ​organization: He was the kingpin of the ​Democraticorganization in Chicago.
(Definition of kingpin from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"kingpin" in Business English

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kingpinnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈkɪŋpɪn/
the most important ​person in a ​company or ​organization, often an ​illegalorganization: a drugs/​crime kingpin
(Definition of kingpin from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “kingpin”
in Chinese (Simplified) (组织中的)主要人物,领袖…
in Chinese (Traditional) (組織中的)主要人物,領袖…
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