Definitions for barnacleˈbɑr nə kəl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
bar•na•cleˈbɑr nə kəl(n.)
any marine crustacean of the subclass Cirripedia, having a shell made up of separate plates, being either stalked
Ref: ( goose barnacle ); ( rock barnacle )
one that clings tenaciously.
Origin of barnacle:
1580–85; perh. a conflation of barnaclebarnacle goose with Cornish brennyk limpet (or Celtic cognates)
barnacle, cirriped, cirripede(noun)
marine crustaceans with feathery food-catching appendages; free-swimming as larvae; as adults form a hard shell and live attached to submerged surfaces
barnacle goose, barnacle, Branta leucopsis(noun)
European goose smaller than the brant; breeds in the far north
A marine crustacean of the subclass Cirripedia that attaches itself to submerged surfaces such as tidal rocks or the bottoms of ships.
The barnacle goose.
In electrical engineering, a change made to a product on the manufacturing floor that was not part of the original product design.
On printed circuit boards, a change such as soldering a wire in order to connect two points, or addition such as an added resistor or capacitor, subassembly or daughterboard.
An instrument like a pair of pincers, to fix on the nose of a vicious horse while shoeing so as to make it more tractable.
A nickname for spectacles.
A good job, or snack easily obtained.
To connect with or attach.
To press close against something.
Origin: From barnakille, from earlier bernake, bernekke, from bernaque, from (compare brennig, báirneac), from (compare barenn); for sense development, compare λέπας which gave λεπάς.
any cirriped crustacean adhering to rocks, floating timber, ships, etc., esp. (a) the sessile species (genus Balanus and allies), and (b) the stalked or goose barnacles (genus Lepas and allies). See Cirripedia, and Goose barnacle
a bernicle goose
an instrument for pinching a horse's nose, and thus restraining him
spectacles; -- so called from their resemblance to the barnacles used by farriers
A barnacle is a type of arthropod belonging to infraclass Cirripedia in the subphylum Crustacea, and is hence related to crabs and lobsters. Barnacles are exclusively marine, and tend to live in shallow and tidal waters, typically in erosive settings. They are sessile suspension feeders, and have two nektonic larval stages. Around 1,220 barnacle species are currently known. The name "Cirripedia" is Latin, meaning "curl-footed".
Translations for barnacle
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a kind of small shellfish that sticks to rocks and the bottoms of ships.
- البَرْنَقيل: حَيَوانات بَحْريّه تَعْلَق بالصُّخر والسُّفُنArabic
- малко ракообразно животно, което се прикрепя към дъното на корабBulgarian
- cracaPortuguese (BR)
- vilejš stvolnatýCzech
- die EntenmuschelGerman
- نوعی نرم تن صدف دار؛ سرخابFarsi
- בָּעַל-חָיִים הַנִצמַד לְתַחתִית כְּלֵי-שָׁיִטHebrew
- teritip, remisIndonesian
- crostaceo dei cirripediItalian
- rankefotinger, andeskjellNorwegian
- نوعی نرم تن صدف دار؛ سرخابPersian
- يو ډول كوچنى او بنى ژوى چه په ګارواو بېړيو پورې نښلېPashto
- (tip de) scoicăRomanian
- морская уточкаRussian
- rakec vitičnjak; loparSlovenian
- 藤壺Chinese (Trad.)
- вусоногий ракUkrainian
- بارنکل مچھلیUrdu
- con hàuVietnamese
- 藤壶Chinese (Simp.)
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