Adjective "barnacled" definition and examples

Definitions and examples


  1. 'Jockeying for position, directly ahead of the knobby, barnacled, good-natured whale, the porpoise catches a free ride.'
  2. 'But the rock was barnacled, sea-plucked and sound.'


1. any marine crustacean of the subclass Cirripedia, usually having a calcareous shell, being either stalked (goose barnacle) and attaching itself to ship bottoms and floating timber, or stalkless (rock barnacle or acorn barnacle) and attaching itself to rocks, especially in the intertidal zone.

2. a person or thing that clings tenaciously.

More examples(as adjective)

"sides can be barnacled."