Barnacle

Noun

  • (computing, slang) On printed circuit boards, a change such as soldering a wire in order to connect two points, or addition such as an added resistor or capacitor, subassembly or daughterboard.
  • (slang, obsolete) A good job, or snack easily obtained.
  • (engineering, slang) In electrical engineering, a change made to a product on the manufacturing floor that was not part of the original product design.
  • (archaic, Britain) A nickname for spectacles.
  • The barnacle goose.
  • (obsolete) An instrument like a pair of pincers, to fix on the nose of a vicious horse while shoeing so as to make it more tractable.
  • A marine crustacean of the subclass Cirripedia that attaches itself to submerged surfaces such as tidal rocks or the bottoms of ships.

Verb

  • To press close against something.
  • To connect with or attach.

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