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lim·pet

 (lĭm′pĭt)
n.
1. 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.
2. One that clings persistently.
3. A type of explosive designed to cling to the hull of a ship and detonate on contact or signal.

[Probably Middle English lempet, limpet (sense uncertain); akin to Old English lamprede, lempedu, lamprey (both the limpet and the lamprey being noted for their powerful suckers), from Medieval Latin lamprēda; see lamprey.]

limpet

(ˈlɪmpɪt)
n
1. (Animals) any of numerous marine gastropods, such as Patella vulgata (common limpet) and Fissurella (or Diodora) apertura (keyhole limpet), that have a conical shell and are found clinging to rocks
2. (Animals) any of various similar freshwater gastropods, such as Ancylus fluviatilis (river limpet)
3. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (modifier) relating to or denoting certain weapons that are attached to their targets by magnetic or adhesive properties and resist removal: limpet mines.
4. (Nautical Terms) a small open caisson shaped to fit against a dock wall, used mainly in repair work
[Old English lempedu, from Latin lepas, from Greek]

lim•pet

(ˈlɪm pɪt)

n.
any of various marine gastropods with a low conical shell open beneath, usu. adhering to rocks.
[before 1050; Middle English lempet, Old English lempedu, alter. of *lepedu < Latin lepada, acc. of lepas < Greek lepás limpet]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.limpet - mollusk with a low conical shelllimpet - mollusk with a low conical shell  
shellfish - meat of edible aquatic invertebrate with a shell (especially a mollusk or crustacean)
2.limpet - any of various usually marine gastropods with low conical shells; found clinging to rocks in littoral areas
class Gasteropoda, class Gastropoda, Gasteropoda, Gastropoda - snails and slugs and their relatives
seasnail - any of several creeping marine gastropods with a spirally coiled shell: whelks; tritons; moon shells; neritids
Diodora apertura, Fissurella apertura, keyhole limpet - marine limpet having a conical shell with an opening at the apex
Translations
kuželnatkapřílipka
albueskæl
tapadó tengeri csiga
sæsnigill af òarahettuætt
napslak
kužľovkamištička
deniz salyangozu

limpet

[ˈlɪmpɪt]
A. Nlapa f
like a limpetcomo una lapa
B. CPD limpet mine Nmina f lapa

limpet

[ˈlɪmpɪt] npatelle f
like a limpet (fig)comme une ventouse

limpet

nNapfschnecke f; to stick to somebody like a limpet (inf)wie eine Klette an jdm hängen

limpet

[ˈlɪmpɪt] n (Zool) → patella (fig) → persona appiccicosa

limpet

(ˈlimpit) noun
a type of small, cone-shaped shellfish that fastens itself very firmly to rocks.
References in classic literature ?
I knew indeed that shell-fish were counted good to eat; and among the rocks of the isle I found a great plenty of limpets, which at first I could scarcely strike from their places, not knowing quickness to be needful.
A little after, as I was jumping about after my limpets, I was startled by a guinea-piece, which fell upon a rock in front of me and glanced off into the sea.
As to the fauna, it might be counted by thousands of crustacea of all sorts, lobsters, crabs, spider-crabs, chameleon shrimps, and a large number of shells, rockfish, and limpets.
I continued three days feeding on oysters and limpets, to save my own provisions; and I fortunately found a brook of excellent water, which gave me great relief.
She was a limpet, with the sensitive side of her stuck to a rock, for ever dead to the rush of fresh and beautiful things past her.
to knock a limpet from the rock does not require even cunning, that lowest power of the mind.
ClickPress, Sat Jan 13 2018] The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History has been selected to receive a 2018 Superintendent's Award for Excellence in Museum Education for its LiMPETS environmental monitoring and education program.
October 12 (ANI): Limpets, mainly starfish, anemones, mussels, barnacles and seaweed are important to help ecosystems survive the global warming, finds a recent study, which offers some hope for a defence strategy against the climate change.
The researchers found that in the summer, when temperatures were at their warmest, communities could fare well even if they were heated, but only if limpets were present.
in partially protected areas (TURFs) seem to enhance the gonadosomatic index in TURFs, suggesting a potential positive direct effect of fishing restriction on the reproductive success of keyhole limpets (Aldana et al.
And look at what's clinging to the rocks themselves - you might see tiny barnacles or pointy limpets.
I've got a series of poems looking at marine life including limpets and molluscs of various kinds.