kingpin

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

king +‎ pin

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kingpin (plural kingpins)

  1. (transport) The axis around which steered wheels pivot; a bolt that holds the axis in place—a kingbolt.
  2. (transport) The pivot or connector between a tractor and trailer in the fifth-wheel coupling of semi-trailer truck.
  3. (ten-pin bowling) The pin at the centre of the triangle of bowling pins (originally the tallest pin in kayles). Sometimes also the headpin at the apex.
  4. The most important person in an undertaking or organization.
    • 2008, BioWare, Mass Effect, Redwood City: Electronic Arts, →ISBN, OCLC 246633669, PC, scene: Salarians: Culture Codex entry:
      The rare salarian females are cloistered on their worlds out of tradition and respect. Powerful female Dalatrasses are dynasts and political kingpins. They determine the political course of their respective regions through shrewd negotiation.
  5. The bolt holding together the truck of a roller skate or skateboard.

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  • Cebuano: kingpin

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English kingpin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: king‧pin

Noun[edit]

kingpin

  1. kingpin
    1. (transport) axis where which steered wheels pivot; bolt that holds the pivot in place
    2. most important person in an undertaking or organization

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English kingpin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: king‧pin
  • IPA(key): /ˈkiŋpin/, [ˈkim.pɪn]

Noun[edit]

kingpin

  1. kingpin
    1. (transport) axis where which steered wheels pivot; bolt that holds the pivot in place
    2. most important person in an undertaking or organization

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