tentpole

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

tent +‎ pole

Noun[edit]

tentpole (plural tentpoles)

  1. One of the poles used to hold up a tent.
  2. (US, attributive, figuratively, film, television, theater) Of or pertaining to a large-scale entertainment production which is a major source of revenue for its studio, television network, or investors.

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