an obstacle or hindrance to progress, belief, or understanding.
any impediment or obstacle
A hindrance or obstacle, as in His lack of a degree is a real stumbling block to his advancement. This term originally meant “a tree stump over which one trips.” Its figurative use dates from the early 1500s.
noun, British Slang. 1. something bogus or fraudulent. 2. a counterfeit coin or bill. 3. rubber check. noun 1. (slang) a forgery or cheat 2. (Irish, dialect) a poor bargain 3. (Scot) a stupid person 4. (Austral, slang) come a stumer, to crash financially
noun 1. standing timber with reference to its value. 2. the value of such timber. noun 1. (US & Canadian) standing timber or its value 2. (US & Canadian) the right to fell timber on another person’s land 3. (Canadian) a tax or royalty payable on each tree felled, esp on crown land
noun 1. a bed without posts.
- Stump cancer
stump cancer n. A carcinoma of the stomach developing after gastroenterostomy or gastric resection for benign disease.