Definition of 'linchpin'
Example sentences containing 'linchpin'
The Sun (2010)
He has become the linchpin of City's success.The Sun (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2011)
She wasn't just the linchpin of the family, she was part of the team too.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
His lack of mobility was thankfully not exposed by City but the Spain midfielder is not the ideal defensive linchpin.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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