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lynchpin

[linch-pin] /ˈlɪntʃˌpɪn/
noun
1.
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  • Experts view the process as a lynchpin to development of new coal facilities with sharply reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Safeguarding sensitive information is a lynchpin of the program's design.
  • The lynchpin of qualified immunity is the public official's objective reasonableness.
British Dictionary definitions for lynchpin

linchpin

/ˈlɪntʃˌpɪn/
noun
1.
a pin placed transversely through an axle to keep a wheel in position
2.
a person or thing regarded as an essential or coordinating element: the linchpin of the company
Word Origin
C14 lynspin, from Old English lynis

lynchpin

/ˈlɪntʃˌpɪn/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of linchpin
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