- A web-footed bird, of the genus Diomedea, of which there
are several species. They are the largest of sea birds, capable of
long-continued flight, and are often seen at great distances from the
land. They are found chiefly in the southern hemisphere.
Meaning of 'Albatross' (Princeton's WordNet)
1 . albatross
Meaning (1): - (figurative) something that hinders or handicaps