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See definition of linchpin on Dictionary.com
  • as inkeynote/keystone
  • as inmainstay
  • as inkeynote
  • as incornerstone

synonyms for linchpin

  • basic idea
  • basis
  • center
  • core
  • cornerstone
  • criterion
  • crux
  • gist
  • heart
  • idea
  • kernel
  • mainspring
  • marrow
  • measure
  • motive
  • nub
  • pith
  • principle
  • root
  • source
  • spring
  • standard
  • substance
  • pillar
  • backbone
  • bulwark
  • strength
  • buttress
  • standby
  • sinew
  • prop
  • supporter
  • crutch
  • stay
  • brace
  • anchor
  • staff
  • maintainer
  • sustainer
  • upholder
  • good right arm
  • right-hand person
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How to use linchpin in a sentence

The Higgs boson is the linchpin of the Standard Model and the key to why the double simplex arrangement makes sense.
A NEW MAP OF ALL THE PARTICLES AND FORCESNATALIE WOLCHOVER, SAMUEL VELASCO AND LUCY READING-IKKANDAOCTOBER 22, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
None of them are experts in epidemiology — the study of how diseases affect populations, a linchpin of particulate matter research.
THE EPA REFUSES TO REDUCE POLLUTANTS LINKED TO CORONAVIRUS DEATHSBY LISA SONG AND LYLLA YOUNESOCTOBER 21, 2020PROPUBLICA
In fact, building a sizable beauty was a linchpin of Kohl’s “Greatness Agenda” in 2014, with the company hoping beauty would grow from 2% of sales then to 5% in short order, helped by so-called “beauty concierges.”
KOHL’S BETS ON MORE ACTIVEWEAR, FEWER STORE BRANDS TO FINALLY GET BACK TO GROWTHPHIL WAHBAOCTOBER 20, 2020FORTUNE
The demonstration that something like a linchpin of modern metabolism could have emerged under mild, minimally demanding conditions therefore makes a prebiotic origin for the TCA cycle look more feasible, which the metal catalyst experiments did not.
NEW CLUES TO CHEMICAL ORIGINS OF METABOLISM AT DAWN OF LIFEJOHN RENNIEOCTOBER 12, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
The principal hotspot is the HBO Max streaming service, the linchpin in AT&T’s gigantic strategic shift toward video content.
ALL EYES ARE ON HBO MAX’S LOW SUBSCRIBER NUMBERSGEOFFREY COLVINOCTOBER 9, 2020FORTUNE
It’s intriguing how they come up with their decisions in terms of whether or not it’s based off precedent, whether it’s new law, and what aspect of the case was the linchpin of how they decided in terms of the majority opinion.
FULL TRANSCRIPT: SEAN SPICER ON ‘THE CARLOS WATSON SHOW’DANIEL MALLOYAUGUST 26, 2020OZY
Upon inspection, the losses of the day were found to be one linchpin and one pair of pantaloons.
NARRATIVE OF THE MARCH OF CO. A, ENGINEERS FROM FORT LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS, TO FORT BRIDGER, UTAH, AND RETURNWILLIAM P. SEVILLE
His famous monologue with his imaginary friend "Linchpin" invariably brought the house down.
FANNY GOES TO WARPAT BEAUCHAMP
Had he withdrawn some linchpin of ordinary conduct from the wheel on which the whole world revolves?
THE TOWER OF OBLIVIONOLIVER ONIONS
The drawbolt on a linchpin wagon usually has a head made in the form of the jaws of a wrench.
FARM MECHANICSHERBERT A. SHEARER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO LINCHPIN

  • anchor
  • base
  • essential
  • foundation
  • key element
  • keystone
  • linchpin
  • main ingredient
  • mainspring
  • mainstay
  • pillar
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.