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millstone

Definitions of millstone
  1. noun
    one of a pair of heavy flat disk-shaped stones that are rotated against one another to grind the grain
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    type of:
    stone
    building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose
  2. noun
    any load that is difficult to carry
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    type of:
    burden, load, loading
    weight to be borne or conveyed
  3. noun
    (figurative) something that hinders or handicaps
    synonyms: albatross
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    type of:
    balk, baulk, check, deterrent, handicap, hinderance, hindrance, impediment
    something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
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