shipworm

Definitions of shipworm
  1. noun
    wormlike marine bivalve that bores into wooden piers and ships by means of drill-like shells
    synonyms: teredinid
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    types:
    teredo
    typical shipworm
    Bankia setaceae, giant northwest shipworm
    giant shipworm of the Pacific coast of North America
    type of:
    clam
    burrowing marine mollusk living on sand or mud; the shell closes with viselike firmness
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