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Barnacled

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verb - To be barnacled is to be hit, smacked, cut, or scraped by barnacles living on a pier, a jetty, pilings, pylons or rock formations while swimming in an ocean or lake or to be hit, smacked, cut, or scraped by other swimmers in a competitive open water swim.

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He was barnacled when he tried to swim between the pylons of the pier. She was barnacled while trying to shoot between the leaders at the end of the race.

Barnacles[edit]

Barnacle is a type of arthropod that are exclusively marine and tend to live in shallow and tidal waters, typically in erosive settings. They are sessile (non-motile) suspension feeders, and have two nektonic (active swimming) larval stages. Around 1,220 barnacle species are currently known. The name "Cirripedia" is Latin, meaning "curl-footed".

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