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- 1. pillar, mainstay, supporter, protagonist, champion, admirer, booster, friend
- usage: a prominent supporter; "he is a pillar of the community"
- 2. anchor, mainstay, keystone, backbone, linchpin, lynchpin, support
- usage: 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"
- 3. mainstay, forestay
- usage: the forestay that braces the mainmast
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