albatross albatross  /ˈæl bə ˌtrɑs/


  1. (n) large web-footed birds of the southern hemisphere having long narrow wings; noted for powerful gliding flight
  2. (n) (figurative) something that hinders or handicaps



  1. A great white albatross soared round and round a South Atlantic ship.
  2. The albatross reswallows and, with the brush stuck inside, wanders away.
  3. The biggest albatross is Iraq.


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  1. Tenure, Finkelstein said, was another matter entirely: "I recognize if they had me on campus as a tenured faculty I would be an albatross for them for 20 years," he said.
    on Sep 7, 2007 By: Norman Finkelstein Source: Washington Post

  2. "The wind was a little off the left and I just hit a nice three-quarter four-iron," a smiling Lawrie told reporters. "I saw it go in which was kind of nice. It was lovely, my first one (albatross). It was just the perfect distance really and...
    on Jul 19, 2009 By: Paul Lawrie Source: Reuters

  3. "These animals take the best parts of bats and birds," Chatterjee said. "They had the maneuverability of a bat, but could glide like an albatross. Nothing alive today compares to the performance and agility of these animals. They lived for...
    on Oct 1, 2008 By: Sankar Chatterjee Source: KOSA

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