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“linchpin” in British English

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linchpinnoun

also lynchpin uk /ˈlɪntʃ.pɪn/ us /ˈlɪntʃ.pɪn/

(Definition of “linchpin” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“linchpin” in American English

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linchpinnoun [ C ]

us /ˈlɪntʃˌpɪn/

a person or thing that is the most important part of a group or system’s operation:

The city’s River Park is the linchpin of its efforts to sell itself as a vacation destination.

(Definition of “linchpin” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“linchpin” in Business English

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linchpinnoun [ C ]

also lynchpin uk /ˈlɪntʃpɪn/ us

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.

(Definition of “linchpin” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)