Definition of millstone
1 : either of two circular stones used for grinding (as grain)
2a : something that grinds or crushesb : a heavy burden
Examples of millstone in a sentence
College loans can quickly become a millstone for students.
The scandal has become a political millstone.
The scandal has been a millstone around her neck.
Before 12th Century
First Known Use of millstone
before 12th century
MILLSTONE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of millstone for English Language Learners
: either one of two large, flat, round stones that are used for grinding grain in a mill
: a problem or responsibility that does not go away and that makes it difficult or impossible to do or achieve something
MILLSTONE Defined for Kids
Definition of millstone for Students
: either of two large circular stones used for grinding grain
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