Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
simplyn2deep
1_million_words

Word of the Day 09/20/17 Linchpin

Linchpin (noun)
linchpin or lynchpin [linch-pin]
(previously 03-11-13)

noun
1. a pin inserted through the end of an axletree to keep the wheel on.
2. something that holds the various elements of a complicated structure together: The monarchy was the linchpin of the nation's traditions and society.

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1350-1400; unexplained alteration of Middle English lynspin, equivalent to lyns, Old English lynis axle-pin (cognate with German Lünse) + pin pin

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
Tags: daily: word of the day
Subscribe

  • Advent - Day 6!

    I was reminded I never posted my bingo this community - so I figured I would wait and post it as an extra gift! title: To Explore Creepy New Worlds…

  • Bingo: The Last Day

    Hello Bingo Buddies! How did you go with the cards this time around? I hope you found something that inspired you, and if you're still working on…

  • Monday Again!

    How the heck are we nearly at the end of November already? Yikes. Happy early Thanksgiving to all of you who are here in the US. And happy end of…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments