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Overview of noun mainstay

The noun mainstay has 3 senses

  • pillar, mainstay -- (a prominent supporter; "he is a pillar of the community")

  • anchor, mainstay, keystone, backbone, linchpin, lynchpin -- (a central cohesive source of support and stability; "faith is his anchor"; "the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money"; "he is the linchpin of this firm")

  • mainstay -- (the forestay that braces the mainmast)