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English noun: millstone

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

SamplesShe was an albatross around his neck.


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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