Copperworm Cop"per*worm`, n. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The teredo; -- so called because it injures the bottoms of vessels, where not protected by copper. (b) The ringworm. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • copperworm — coppˈerworm noun The ship worm • • • Main Entry: ↑copper …   Useful english dictionary

  • ship|worm — «SHIHP WURM», noun. any one of various clams, having small valves and long, wormlike bodies, which burrow into the timbers, especially of ships and docks; teredo; copperworm …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”