What does the word millstone mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • One of a pair of stones for grinding.

Usage examples for millstone

  1. " Well, as I said before," remarked Mrs. Williams, " I'm not cut out to be a millstone or a stumblin'- block, and neither are you, and now somethin's got to be done." – Clover and Blue Grass by Eliza Calvert Hall
  2. After this came a millstone, then an egg, then a duck, then a pin, and at last a needle, who all seated themselves in the carriage, and drove with them. – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  3. I am to be married to a beautiful woman in America, before many months shall elapse- a woman with a name and a fortune which will help me pay those cursed debts that are dragging me down like a millstone. – The Fatal Glove by Clara Augusta Jones Trask