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midstream of a river; middle reaches of a river Mount Dizhu
trad. (中流砥柱) 中流 砥柱
simp. #(中流砥柱) 中流 砥柱
 
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EtymologyEdit

From the so-called Mount Dizhu (砥柱), which is situated midstream of the Yellow River, splitting its flow.

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中流砥柱

  1. (figuratively) mainstay; cornerstone; chief support