Definition of keystone
- determination, a keystone of the puritan ethic
- —L. S. Lewis
Tourism is the city's economic keystone.
the keystone of his faith
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: a large stone at the top of an arch that locks the other stones in place
: something on which other things depend for support
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to emit the high shrill tone of bagpipes
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