Limpet meaning

lĭm'pĭt
(UK) Someone dependent; someone disregarding or ignorant of another's personal space.

He stuck to me like a limpet all day!

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One that clings persistently.
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A type of explosive designed to cling to the hull of a ship and detonate on contact or signal.
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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.
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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.
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A small mollusc, of the family Patellidae with a conical shell found clinging to rocks in the intertidal zones of rocky shores.
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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