Definitions

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  • n. One of the poles used to hold up a tent.
  • n. Of or pertaining to a large-scale entertainment production which is a major source of revenue for its studio, television network, or investors.

Etymologies

tent +‎ pole (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • "“This pigment is of major importance, since it represents the bright red color desired by purchasers,” reads “Lawrie’s Meat Science,” one of the tentpole books for students and professionals in the meat industry. Some producers have even gone so far as to treat their meat with carbon dioxide gas in order to lock in this red color far past its normal lifespan."
    That blood in your meat Isn't what you think it is

    October 12, 2016

  • "n. something, such as a commercial undertaking, a story franchise, or a fictional character, that serves as primary support (for a company, television program, etc.), especially a blockbuster movie which compensates for a studio’s flops."

    Source: http://www.doubletongued.org/index.php/dictionary/tent_pole/

    April 8, 2011