Chief vs Kingpin - What's the difference?

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Chief is a synonym of kingpin.


As nouns the difference between chief and kingpin

is that chief is (senseid)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.

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chief

English

(wikipedia chief)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (senseid)A leader or head of a group of people, organisation, etc.
  • * 1994 , Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom , Abacus 2010, p. 4:
  • My father, Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa, was a chief by both blood and custom.
  • (heraldiccharge) The top part of a shield or escutcheon.
  • * 1889 , Charles Norton Elvin, A Dictionary of Heraldry :
  • When the Chief' is Charged with any figure, in blazon it is said to be "''On a '''Chief ".
  • (senseid)A head officer in a department, organization etc.; a boss.
  • All firefighters report to the fire chief .
  • An informal address to an equal.
  • Hey, chief.

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    Derived terms

    (chief) * chief constable * chiefess * 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

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Primary; principal.
  • Negligence was the chief cause of the disaster.

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    * chef

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    kingpin

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (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.
  • 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

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