millstone
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈmɪlstəʊn/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈmɪlˌstoʊn/
Noun

millstone (plural millstones)

  1. A large round stone used for grinding grain.
  2. (geology) A coarse-grained sandstone used for making such stones; millstone grit.
  3. (figurative) Often in a millstone round one's neck (referring to Matthew 18:6 in the Bible): a heavy responsibility that is difficult to bear#Verb|bear.
    Paying the mortgage every month is a millstone round their necks.
Translations Translations Translations
  • German: Klotz am Bein

Millstone
Proper noun
  1. A nuclear power station near Waterford, Connecticut, USA.
  2. An unincorporated community in Mercer County, New Jersey.
  3. A borough in Somerset County, New Jersey.
  4. The Millstone River, a tributary of the Raritan River in New Jersey.



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