Chief vs Kingpin - What's the difference?
Chief is a synonym of kingpin.
As nouns the difference between chief and kingpin
is that chief
)a leader or head of a group of people, organisation, etc while kingpin
is (motorized vehicles) the axis around which steered wheels pivot; a bolt that holds the axis in place—a kingbolt.
As an adjective chief
is primary; principal.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(senseid)A leader or head of a group of people, organisation, etc.
* 1994 , Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom , Abacus 2010, p. 4:
(heraldiccharge) The top part of a shield or escutcheon.
* 1889 , Charles Norton Elvin, A Dictionary of Heraldry :
- My father, Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa, was a chief by both blood and custom.
(senseid)A head officer in a department, organization etc.; a boss.
- When the Chief' is Charged with any figure, in blazon it is said to be "''On a '''Chief ".
An informal address to an equal.
- All firefighters report to the fire chief .
- Hey, chief.
* See also
* chief constable
* chief executive
* chief executive officer/CEO
* chief legal officer
* chief mate
* chief of staff
* chief of state
* chief petty officer
* commander in chief
* dexter chief
* editor in chief
* fire chief
* in chief
* police chief
* war chief
- Negligence was the chief cause of the disaster.
(motorized vehicles) The axis around which steered wheels pivot; a bolt that holds the axis in place—a kingbolt.
The pin at the centre of the triangle of bowling pins (originally the tallest pin in kayles). Sometimes also the headpin at the apex.
The most important person in an undertaking or organization.
The bolt holding together the truck of a roller skate or skateboard.
* 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