What does the word barnacle mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A shell- fish that clings to rocks, ships, etc.

Usage examples for barnacle

  1. The barnacle goose finds its food more on land and inland lakes than in the sea. – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold
  2. Harley perceived that Doctor McMurdoch was one of those characters, not uncommon north of the Tweed, who, if slow in forming an opinion, once having done so cling to it as tightly as any barnacle. – Fire-Tongue by Sax Rohmer
  3. Something moving came through the water, something so huge that to the tiny Barnacle its side was like the side of a world. – The Sun's Babies by Edith Howes