Definition of linchpin in English:
2A person or thing vital to an enterprise or organization: regular brushing is the linchpin of all good dental hygiene
More example sentences
- Nurses will be the linchpin to the Government's grandiose plans to modernise and improve the National Health Service, one of their leaders says.
- But at the same time, she said that these memos, which after all was the lynchpin, the core of your broadcast, were not real.
- The diversity and broad appeal that had been the linchpin of its success now drained away like vital oil.
late Middle English: from Old English lynis (in the sense 'linchpin') + pin.
Definition of linchpin in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia