Definition of limpet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈlɪmpɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪmpɪt//
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a small shellfish that sticks very tightly to rocks The Prime Minister clung to his job like a limpet, despite calls for him to resign. See related entries: Invertebrates Word Origin Old English lempedu, from medieval Latin lampreda ‘limpet, lamprey’.
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