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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kingpin, top banana, bigwignoun

    the most important person in a group or undertaking

  2. kingbolt, kingpin, swivel pinnoun

    bolt that provides a steering joint in a motor vehicle

  3. headpin, kingpinnoun

    the front bowling pin in the triangular arrangement of ten pins


  1. kingpinnoun

    The axis around which steered wheels pivot; a bolt that holds the axis in placea kingbolt.

  2. kingpinnoun

    The pin at the centre of the triangle of bowling pins (originally the tallest pin in kayles). Sometimes also the headpin at the apex.

  3. kingpinnoun

    The most important person in an undertaking or organization.

  4. kingpinnoun

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


  1. kingpin

    A kingpin is a person or thing that is essential, vital, or the most important component in a particular organization, system, or operation. It is often used to refer to the head or leader of a group or operation, especially a criminal organization. A kingpin can also refer to a main pivot in the mechanism of a machine or the chief pin of a mechanism.


  1. Kingpin

    The Kingpin is a fictional character, a supervillain in the Marvel Comics Universe. Kingpin is one of the most feared and powerful crime lords in the Marvel Universe. The character is a major adversary of Daredevil, the Punisher, and Spider-Man. IGN's list of the Top 100 Comic Book Villains Of All Time List ranked The Kingpin as #10. The name 'Kingpin' is a reference to the title crime boss in mafia slang nomenclature.

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Anagrams for kingpin »

  1. pink gin

  2. pinking

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kingpin in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kingpin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of kingpin in a Sentence

  1. Bruce Bagley:

    Of all of the symbols involved in the kingpin strategy( of targeting high-profile crime leaders in order to weaken their organization), El Chapo was by far the most important because El Chapo grew like a rocket, because El Chapo became so rich and so powerful.

  2. Brad Beckworth:

    They didn't get here from a Mexican cartel, they got here from the pharmaceutical cartel, and the kingpin of them all is Johnson & Johnson.

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