A gastropod mollusk of various families, mostly marine, with a single, low, cone-shaped shell and a thick, fleshy foot, by means of which it clings to rocks, timbers, etc.
Webster's New World
One that clings persistently.
A type of explosive designed to cling to the hull of a ship and detonate on contact or signal.
(UK) Someone dependent; someone disregarding or ignorant of another's personal space.
He stuck to me like a limpet all day!
Other Word Forms of Limpet
Origin of Limpet
Probably Middle English lempet limpet (sense uncertain) Old English lamprede lempedu lamprey (both the limpet and the lamprey being noted for their powerful suckers) from Medieval Latin lamprēda lamprey
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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