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English noun: millstone

1. millstone (cognition) (figurative) something that hinders or handicaps


SamplesShe was an albatross around his neck.


Synonymsalbatross


Broader (hypernym)balk, baulk, check, deterrent, handicap, hinderance, hindrance, impediment

2. millstone (artifact) any load that is difficult to carry


Broader (hypernym)burden, load, loading

3. millstone (artifact) one of a pair of heavy flat disk-shaped stones that are rotated against one another to grind the grain


Broader (hypernym)stone


Part meronymgristmill









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