• (by analogy) Thickly covered in something, as if with barnacles.
  • (figuratively) Marked by personal experiences; worldly.
  • Crusted with barnacles.
  • Old and weathered, particularly with respect to persons or things associated with the ocean.
  • Familiar with the ocean and/or seafaring.
  • (figuratively) Encumbered with something unnecessary or undesirable, especially through a slow, gradual process of accumulation.


  • simple past tense and past participle of barnacle

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