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Mainstay

Main´stay`
n.1.(Naut.) The stay extending from the foot of the foremast to the maintop.
2.Main support; principal dependence.
The great mainstay of the Church.
- Buckle.
Noun1.mainstay - a prominent supporter; "he is a pillar of the community"
Synonyms: pillar
2.mainstay - 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 - the forestay that braces the mainmast
Maecenas, abettor, admirer, advocate, afford support, aficionado, alpenstock, angel, apologist, arm, athletic supporter, back, back up, backbone, backer, backing, bandeau, bear, bear up, bearer, bolster, bolster up, bra, brace, bracer, bracket, brassiere, buff, bulwark, buoy up, cane, carrier, carry, cervix, champion, corset, cradle, crook, crutch, cushion, defender, dependence, encourager, endorser, exponent, fan, favorer, foundation garment, friend at court, fulcrum, girdle, give support, guy, guywire, hold, hold up, jock, jockstrap, keep afloat, keep up, lend support, lover, main strength, maintain, maintainer, mast, neck, paranymph, partisan, patron, pillow, promoter, prop, protagonist, reinforce, reinforcer, reliance, rest, resting place, rigging, second, seconder, sectary, sheet anchor, shore, shore up, shoulder, shroud, sider, sinews, spine, sponsor, sprit, staff, stalwart, standby, standing rigging, stave, stay, stick, stiffener, strengthener, subsidize, subvention, support, supporter, sustain, sustainer, sympathizer, underbrace, undergird, underlie, underpin, underset, upbear, uphold, upholder, upkeep, votary, walking stick, well-wisher
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Mainland
mainland China
mainline
Mainly
Mainmast
Mainor
Mainour
Mainpernable
Mainpernor
Mainpernors
Mainpin
Mainprise
mains
Mainsail
mainsheet
mainspring
-- Mainstay --
mainstream
mainstreamed
Mainswear
Maintain
Maintainable
maintained
Maintainer
maintainer script
Maintainor
Maintainors
Maintenance
maintenance man
maintenance staff
Maintenon
maintop
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