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shipworm

noun ship·worm \-ˌwərm\

Definition of SHIPWORM

:  any of various marine clams (especially family Teredinidae) that have a shell used for burrowing in submerged wood and a wormlike body and that cause damage to wharf piles and wooden ships

First Known Use of SHIPWORM

circa 1778

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