In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Nauticalestay mayor masculine
2(chief support)pilar masculinepuntal masculinethe mainstay of the organization/economy — el pilar / puntal de la organización/economía
- The first pick of Fox's second draft was Jordan Gross, who has become a mainstay at right tackle.
- The mainstay of the helicopter fleet, the Oryx, was due for an in-service upgrade.
- After 37 years, the wreck has become something of a mainstay for divers in the area, but it is still excellent.
- The plans were a mainstay of the amalgamation process and the beacon to guide sustainable development.
- The inshore fisheries are the economic mainstay of these communities.
- Visiting is a mainstay of social life, mostly within the circle of extended family.
- A mainstay of the Joe Torre dynasty, Pettitte needs to stay healthy and excel if he wants a new contract.
- International trade was the mainstay of Macau as a free port, and has been important until recently.
- The mainstay of Scotland's bowling attack has just become a father.
- State-sponsored works remained the mainstay of many painters until the end of the Second Empire.
- Ever since, Martin has been a mainstay on the Jets' offense, and in their locker room.
- The organising and running of after-school groups has been one of the mainstays of the project.
- Farming and forestry are still the mainstay of this area although tourism is rapidly expanding.
- Since I have so much yew foliage, this is the mainstay of the ropes and swags that I will be creating.
- Smith was a mainstay of the club's success this season with his running from defence and solid tackling.
- Analyzed imagery and communications intelligence were the mainstays of this effort, to include the fused products.
- The staff are excellent, the mainstays being owner Juan and the smiling Joanna.
- The gun run, loosely based on the exploits of Naval squads in the Boer War, was a mainstay of the Royal Tournament.
- He has been one of the mainstays of the Bradford team in recent years.
- Cement was one of his trading mainstays and he was a shareholder in the Portland Cement Works near Whangarei.
- Farming, herding, fishing, seafaring, commerce, and crafts were the historical mainstays of the economy.
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Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
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