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English definition of “albatross”

albatross

noun uk   /ˈæl.bə.trɒs/ us    /-trɑːs/

albatross noun (BIRD)

[C] a large white bird with long, strong wings that lives near the sea, found especially in the areas of the Pacific and South Atlantic oceansBirds found by or on the sea

albatross noun (PROBLEM)

[S] something or someone you want to be free from because that thing or person is causing you problems: Her own supporters see her as an albatross who could lose them the election.Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impeding
(Definition of albatross from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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