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mainspring

main´spring`
n.1.The principal or most important spring in a piece of mechanism, especially the moving spring of a watch or clock or the spring in a gunlock which impels the hammer.
Noun1.mainspring - the most important spring in a mechanical device (especially a clock or watch); as it uncoils it drives the mechanism
ambition, aspiration, basis, calling, cause, consideration, font, fount, fountain, fountainhead, goal, ground, guiding light, guiding star, headspring, headstream, headwater, ideal, inspiration, intention, lodestar, matter, mine, motive, principle, quarry, reason, riverhead, sake, score, source, spring, springhead, ulterior motive, vocation, well, wellhead, wellspring
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Browse
mainframe computer
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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