is a metal part used in mechanical engineering
to prevent a wheel
or other rotating part from sliding off the axle
it is riding on. It is named after Nathaniel Lynch
, the English mechanic who first patented its use in 1727
In colloquial speech, it is used to refer to the object at the center of a certain situation. An example of this is the main character in a sitcom, who acts as the glue that keeps all the other characters and situations together.
- Linchpin is a/the only single by Metal musical act Fear Factory from their 2001 album Digimortal.
- Linchpin is a musical act from southeast London. The band consists of four members, Joey Cass: Vocals, Guitar. Paul Bugler: Guitar. Michael Cass: Bass. Olle Som: Drummer. They have toured a large number of small and large venues in the UK, and have played with the likes of well known American & Canadian bands Good Charlotte and Sum41.
They have released three EPs. Jesus Had Long Hair, Small Town Theory and All That Glitters, their latest release.
- Lynchpin were a Nu Metal/Metal band from York, North Yorkshire, they had four e.p's. [Lies, misguided lessons, the second chapter and in the interest of absolution.] once signed to hangmans joke records.