lynchpin

noun lynch·pin

less common spelling of

  1. 1 :  a locking pin inserted crosswise (as through the end of an axle or shaft)

  2. 2 :  one that serves to hold together parts or elements that exist or function as a unit the linchpin in the defense's case


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