from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An obstacle or impediment.
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- n. A hindrance, obstacle or impediment.
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The first stumbling block was the attitude of Mannerheim and the Finns.
Reprobation because it has been the great stumbling block for most of those who have rejected the Calvinistic system.
I wrote that all of us involved in arms control discussions must realize we had to hurdle a difficult practical stumbling block before we reached an agreement: For understandable reasons of history and geography, I wrote, the Soviet strategic forces were made up almost exclusively of land-based intercontinental-range missiles while the United States had a three-tiered force of land-, sea-, and air-launched missiles.