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Definitions and Synonyms of millstone | Another word for millstone | What is millstone?

Definition 1: one of a pair of heavy flat disk-shaped stones that are rotated against one another to grind the grain - [noun denoting artifact]

(millstone is a kind of ...) building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose

"he wanted a special stone to mark the site"

(... is part of millstone) a mill for grinding grain (especially the customer's own grain)

Definition 2: any load that is difficult to carry - [noun denoting artifact]

(millstone is a kind of ...) weight to be borne or conveyed

Definition 3: (figurative) something that hinders or handicaps - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where millstone or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she was an albatross around his neck

Synonyms for millstone in the sense of this definition

(millstone is a kind of ...) something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

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