linchpin linchpin  /ˈlɪntʃ ˌpɪn/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a central cohesive source of support and stability
  2. (n) pin inserted through an axletree to hold a wheel on

Usage(s):

  1. That was the linchpin in convincing them.
  2. For Citigroup, another financial linchpin, they're 21%.
  3. After acknowledging that it was a potential linchpin in the investigation, he cautioned not to presume its legitimacy before thorough vetting.

News

  1. Low graduation rates plague Ivy Tech system

    Indiana's cash-strapped community college system faces scrutiny over its graduation rates as it works to shore up its role as the linchpin needed to close the state's skilled-worker gap.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: FOX 28 South Bend

  2. Low graduation rates plague Indiana's Ivy Tech system

    INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana's cash-strapped community college system faces scrutiny over its graduation rates as it works to shore up its role as the linchpin needed to close the state's skilled-worker gap.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

  3. Combat Medical Evacuations Key to Afghanistan Success

    Military experts point to the linchpin for 'Mission Accomplished'.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: US News & World Report

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Quotes

  1. "Mr. Donaghy walked away with a nice situation for himself. He is the linchpin and he seems to have worked his way into a nice situation," McMahon said. "I don't know if that is fair."
    on Jul 20, 2007 By: Jack McMahon Source: The Chronicle Journal

  2. "There is a worst-case scenario because housing is the linchpin of our economy, and more foreclosures make prices go down, that creates more foreclosures, and creates a vicious cycle," Schumer said. "You add that to the other weakness in the...
    on Nov 23, 2007 By: Charles Schumer Source: Forbes

  3. "Reform of the IMF's foreign-exchange surveillance is the linchpin on which other reforms depend," Paulson said in a statement to the fund's semiannual gathering today. "We look forward to action in this important area very soon after these...
    on Apr 14, 2007 By: Henry Paulson Source: Bloomberg

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