barnacle definition

  • noun:
    • some of different marine crustaceans of the subclass Cirripedia that inside person stage form a difficult layer and continue to be attached to submerged areas, such rocks and vessels' bottoms.
    • The barnacle goose.
    • A marine crustacean of subclass Cirripedia that connects itself to submerged areas particularly tidal stones and/or bottoms of ships.
    • The barnacle goose.
    • In electric manufacturing, a change designed to an item in the production floor that has been perhaps not part of the initial item design.
    • On imprinted circuit panels, a big change including soldering a wire so that you can connect two things, or addition including an additional resistor or capacitor, subassembly or daughterboard.
    • a musical instrument like a set of pincers, to correct from the nose of a vicious horse while shoeing so as to succeed more tractable.
    • A nickname for spectacles.
    • A good task, or snack easily acquired.
    • Any cirriped crustacean adhering to rocks, drifting wood, vessels, etc., esp. (a) the sessile types (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 named from their resemblance into the barnacles used by farriers.
    • A species of wild-goose, Anser bernicla or Bernicla leucopsis, also known as barnacle-goose or bernacle-goose.
    • A species of stalked cirriped, Lepas anatifera, of the family Lepadid√¶, found hanging in clusters by the long peduncle to the bottoms of ships, to floating timber, or to submerged wood of any kind; the goose-mussel, fabled to fall from its support and turn into a goose (see def. 1).
    • such a thing resembling a barnacle (in good sense 2).
    • you holding on tenaciously to someplace or position; one that is a useless or incompetent fixture in an office or employment; a follower who can never be dismissed or shaken off.
    • [Cf. barnard.] A decoy swindler.
    • some sort of little bit or muzzle used to restrain an unruly horse or butt; today (usually when you look at the plural), a musical instrument comprising two limbs joined at one end with a hinge, placed on a horse's nose to restrain him while being shod, bled, or clothed.
    • ergo An instrument of torture used similarly to people.
    • plural Spectacles.
    • European goose smaller compared to the brant; breeds into the far north
    • marine crustaceans with feathery food-catching appendages; free-swimming as larvae; as adults form a tough shell and live attached to submerged surfaces
    • any one of numerous marine crustaceans associated with subclass Cirripedia that in the person stage form a hard shell and stay attached to submerged surfaces, eg rocks and ships' bottoms.
    • The barnacle goose.
    • A marine crustacean associated with the subclass Cirripedia that attaches itself to submerged areas particularly tidal stones or the bottoms of ships.
    • The barnacle goose.
    • In electric manufacturing, an alteration built to an item on the production flooring which was maybe not part of the original item design.
    • On imprinted circuit panels, a big change like soldering a wire to connect two points, or inclusion such an extra resistor or capacitor, subassembly or daughterboard.
    • a musical instrument like a set of pincers, to repair on nose of a vicious horse while shoeing so as to allow it to be much more tractable.
    • A nickname for spectacles.
    • good work, or treat effortlessly obtained.
    • Any cirriped crustacean adhering to stones, floating wood, ships, etc., esp. (a) the sessile types (genus Balanus and allies), and (b) the stalked or goose barnacles (genus Lepas and allies). See cirripedia, and goose barnacle.
    • A bernicle goose.
    • a guitar for pinching a horse's nostrils, and therefore restraining him.
    • Spectacles; -- so-called from their resemblance towards the barnacles utilized by farriers.
    • A species of wild goose, Anser bernicla or Bernicla leucopsis, also known as barnacle-goose or bernacle-goose.
    • A species of stalked cirriped, Lepas anatifera, of this family members Lepadid√¶, found holding in groups because of the long peduncle to your bottoms of ships, to drifting timber, or to submerged wood of any sort; the goose-mussel, fabled to-fall from its help and develop into a goose (see def. 1).
    • any such thing resembling a barnacle (in sense 2).
    • A person securing tenaciously to somewhere or place; one who is a useless or incompetent installation in an office or work; a follower who will not be dismissed or shaken off.
    • [Cf. barnard.] A decoy swindler.
    • A kind of little bit or muzzle regularly restrain an unruly horse or butt; today (usually in the plural), a guitar consisting of two branches joined up with at one end with a hinge, put on a horse's nostrils to restrain him while being shod, bled, or clothed.
    • thus a musical instrument of torture used similarly to people.
    • plural Spectacles.
    • European goose smaller than the brant; breeds inside far north
    • marine crustaceans with feathery food-catching appendages; free-swimming as larvae; as grownups form a hard layer and live attached to submerged surfaces
  • verb:
    • in order to connect with or attach.
    • To press near against one thing.
    • to get in touch with or connect.
    • To hit near against one thing.
  • others:
    • to repair or attach, as a barnacle upon the base of a ship.
    • to utilize barnacles to: as, to barnacle a horse.
    • to repair or attach, as a barnacle upon the base of a ship.
    • to use barnacles to: because, to barnacle a horse.

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