AskDefine | Define kingpin

Dictionary Definition

kingpin

Noun

1 the most important person in a group or undertaking [syn: top banana, bigwig]
2 bolt that provides a steering joint in a motor vehicle [syn: kingbolt, swivel pin]
3 the front bowling pin in the triangular arrangement of ten pins [syn: headpin]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

'kɪŋ.pɪn

Noun

  1. In the context of "motorized vehicles": The axis around which steered wheels pivot; a bolt that holds the axis in place—a kingbolt.
  2. In the context of "ten pin bowling": The pin at the front of the triangle of bowling pins.
  3. The most important person in an undertaking or organization.

Extensive Definition

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See also

kingpin in German: Kingpin
kingpin in Italian: Kingpin
kingpin in Dutch: Kingpin
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