pid·​dock ˈpi-dək How to pronounce piddock (audio)
: a bivalve mollusk (family Pholadidae, especially genera Pholas and Barnea) that bores holes in wood, clay, and rocks

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First Known Use

1730, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of piddock was in 1730

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“Piddock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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