millstone definition

  • noun:
    • One of a set of cylindrical stones utilized in a mill for grinding grain.
    • much fat; an encumbrance: This task is a millstone around my neck.
    • a big round stone used for grinding whole grain.
    • A coarse-grained sandstone utilized for making such stones; millstone grit
    • One of two circular stones used for grinding grain or other substance in a mill{1}.
    • certainly one of a set of cylindrical rocks utilized in a mill for grinding grain.
    • any load which hard to carry
    • (figurative) something that hinders or handicaps
    • among a set of hefty flat disk-shaped stones which can be turned against the other person to work the grain

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