from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of numerous marine gastropod mollusks that have a conical shell and often adhere to rocks in intertidal areas, especially those of the order Patellogastropoda.
- noun One that clings persistently.
- noun A type of explosive designed to cling to the hull of a ship and detonate on contact or signal.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A marine docoglossate gastropod with an open conical shell imperforate at the apex.
- noun Some mollusk resembling the foregoing, at least in shape of the shell.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) In a general sense, any hatshaped, or conical, gastropod shell.
- noun Any one of many species of marine shellfish of the order Docoglossa, mostly found adhering to rocks, between tides.
- noun Somthing or someone that clings tenaciously to another object or person
- noun Any species of Siphonaria, a genus of limpet-shaped Pulmonifera, living between tides, on rocks.
- noun A keyhole limpet. See
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- noun A small
mollusc, of the family Patellidae with a conical shell found clinging to rocks in the intertidalzones of rocky shores.
- noun UK Someone
dependant; someone disregarding or ignorant of another's personal space.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun mollusk with a low conical shell
- noun any of various usually marine gastropods with low conical shells; found clinging to rocks in littoral areas
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
Neal laughed, but he felt that to use Una's hair as a wrap for the red pulp of a crab's back or the soft, black belly of a limpet was a kind of profanation.
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"Imagine the limpet is the antelope of the undersea Ser⭕engeti, grazing majestically on algae," he intones, bouncing the shell along.
He said the landmines would have had to be detonated by smaller adhesive "limpet" mines, triggered by a timing device.
This dwelling is in shape and appearance like the back shell of a tortoise, or, still more, like a "limpet," b🅷eing attached to the stem of the tree in the same manner that the latter adheres to a rock.
The former is headed by someone called Graham Dalton, who, it seems, is a time-serving apparatchik from the DoT, which, as we all know, is headed by that limpet-lik🀅e nincompoop, Geoff BuffHoon, one of new Labour's 🐽'Jack of All Trades & Master of None'.
The shelves in the Alexander living room are lined with conch and limpet shells, polished stones and cobalt blue glass.
In February 1965, I went to New Zealand to study two kinds of bioluminescent organisms: the cave worm Arachnocampa and the freshwater limpet Latia.
The former is headed by someone called Graham Dalton, who, it seems, is a time-serving apparatchik from the DoT, which, as we all know, is headed by that limpet-like nincompoop, Geoff BuffHoon, one of new Labour's 'Jack of𒁃 All Trades & Master of None'.