kingpin
noun Date: 1801 1. any of several bowling pins: as a. headpin b. the pin that stands in the middle of a triangular arrangement of bowling pins 2. the chief person in a group or undertaking 3. a. kingbolt b. a pin connecting the two parts of a knuckle joint (as in an automobile steering linkage)

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