Pileworm \Pile"worm`\, n. (Zo["o]l.) The teredo. [1913 Webster]

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  • pileworm — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: pile (I) + worm : shipworm …   Useful english dictionary

  • shipworm — /ship werrm /, n. any of various wormlike marine bivalve mollusks that burrow into the timbers of ships, wharves, etc. [1770 80; SHIP + WORM] * * * or pileworm Any of approximately 65 species (family Teredidae) of common marine bivalves that can… …   Universalium

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