headpin vs kingpin what difference

what is difference between headpin and kingpin

English

Etymology

head +‎ pin

Noun

headpin (plural headpins)

  1. (ten-pin bowling) The kingpin.
  2. A straight metal wire with a flat end, used for beads in jewelry making.

Anagrams

  • Pinhead, hand pie, pin-head, pinhead


English

Etymology

king +‎ pin

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɪŋ.pɪn/

Noun

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.
  5. The bolt holding together the truck of a roller skate or skateboard.

Synonyms

  • (most important person): big cheese, big enchilada, big tamale, big kahuna, bigwig, big wheel, grand poobah, head honcho, muckety muck, top banana, top dog, big noise

Descendants

  • Cebuano: kingpin

Translations

Anagrams

  • pink gin, pinking

Cebuano

Etymology

From English kingpin.

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: king‧pin

Noun

kingpin

  1. a kingpin; the most important person in an undertaking or organization

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