Barnacle

Barnacle is old slang for a civil servant or council official who sticks to their office, but does little or no work.
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Barnacle

[slang] The word barnacle is a slang term used in electrical engineering to indicate a change made to a product on the manufacturing floor that was not part of the original product design. A barnacle is typically used to correct a defect in the product or as a way of enhancing the product with new functionality. A barnacle is normally a qui...
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barnacle

[n] - marine crustaceans with feathery food-catching appendages
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Barnacle

Bar'na·cle noun [ Prob. from English barnacle a kind of goose, which was popularly supposed to grow from this shellfish; but perhaps from Late Latin bernacula for pernacula , dim. of perna ham, sea mussel; confer Greek pe`rna ham. Confer French bernacle ,...
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barnacle

1. <zoology> Any cirriped marine crustacean free swimming in the larval state, but permanently fixed as adults, adhering to rocks, floating timber, ships, etc. ... There are some 800 described species, grouped in several genera, including lepas, balanus, scalpellum, and the stalked or goose barnacles (genus Lepas and allies). ... 2. <zoolo...
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barnacle

cerripede noun marine crustaceans with feathery food-catching appendages; free-swimming as larvae; as adults form a hard shell and live attached to submerged surfaces
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Barnacle

• (n.) An instrument for pinching a horse`s nose, and thus restraining him. • (n.) 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. • (n.) A bernicle goo...
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barnacle

any of a majority of the 1,000 species of marine crustaceans of the subclass Cirripedia. Adults of cirripedes other than barnacles are internal ... [12 related articles]
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barnacle

Acorn barnacles (Balanus sp.) Photo by Sherry Ballard, California Academy of Sciences A marine crustacean in the subclass Cirripedia. When adult, barnacles attach themselves to rocks, boats, and certain whales. The barnacle that fixes itself to ships is the goose barnacle, which has a long mus...
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barnacle

barnacle, common name of the sedentary crustacean animals constituting the subclass Cirripedia. Barnacles are exclusively marine and are quite unlike any other crustacean because of the permanently attached, or sessile, mode of existence for which they are highly modified. Typical barnacles attach t...
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Barnacle

Barnacle is the popular name of a family (Lepadidae) of marine crustaceous animals, order Cirripedia. They are enveloped by a mantle and shell, composed of five principal valves and several smaller pieces, joined together by a membrane attached to their circumference; and they are furnished with a long, flexible, fleshy stalk or peduncle, provided ...
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barnacle

Marine crustacean of the subclass Cirripedia. The larval form is free-swimming, but when mature, it fixes itself by the head to rock or floating wood. The animal then remains attached, enclosed in a shell through which the cirri (modified legs) protrude to sweep food into the mouth. Barnacles include the stalked goose barnacle Lepas an...
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Barnacle

==Ecology== Barnacles are encrusters, attaching themselves permanently to a hard substrate. The most common, `acorn barnacles` (Sessilia), are sessile, growing their shells directly onto the substrate. The order Pedunculata (`goose barnacles` and others) attach themselves by means of a stalk. Most barnacles are suspension feeders; they dwell c...
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barnacle

A type of shell fish that sticks to the bottom of the ship's hull. If too many get attached they
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