Mainstay - Crossword Clue

Below are possible answers for the crossword clue Mainstay.

6 letter answer(s) to mainstay

ANCHOR
  1. a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
  2. 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. a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute
  4. secure a vessel with an anchor; "We anchored at Baltimore"
  5. fix firmly and stably; "anchor the lamppost in concrete"
STAPLE
  1. a natural fiber (raw cotton, wool, hemp, flax) that can be twisted to form yarn; "staple fibers vary widely in length"
  2. (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant
  3. paper fastener consisting of a short length of U-shaped wire that can fasten papers together
  4. a short U-shaped wire nail for securing cables
  5. secure or fasten with a staple or staples; "staple the papers together"
  6. necessary or important, especially regarding food or commodities; "wheat is a staple crop"
  7. material suitable for manufacture or use or finishing

7 letter answer(s) to mainstay

BULWARK
  1. defend with a bulwark
  2. a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
  3. a fencelike structure around a deck (usually plural)
  4. an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes; "they stormed the ramparts of the city"; "they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down"

8 letter answer(s) to mainstay

LINCHPIN
  1. pin inserted through an axletree to hold a wheel on
  2. 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"

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