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mainstaynoun [C]

 us   /ˈmeɪnˌsteɪ/
the most important part of something, providing support for everything else: In the early 1900s, farming was the mainstay of the national economy.
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mainstaynoun

uk   /ˈmeɪn.steɪ/  us   /ˈmeɪn.steɪ/
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mainstaynoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈmeɪnsteɪ/
the most important part of something, providing support for everything else: the mainstay of sth Antibiotic therapy is the mainstay of treatment for many infections. Cattle farming is the mainstay of the country's economy.
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