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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Large web-footed birds of the southern hemisphere having long narrow wings; (figurative) something that hinders or handicaps.

Usage examples (36)
  • With my cross-bow I shot the albatross.
  • She was an albatross around his neck
  • S. O'BRIEN: How much -- I mean is the word albatross too heavy handed to use here?
  • Right now we are waiting to find out what our little albatross is going to cost us .... for more
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