Words at Play : Words For Things You Didn't Know Have Names, Vol. 2

#5: Creeper

Definition:

a low wheeled platform that people lie on when working under cars

Example Sentence:

The mechanic slid out from beneath my car on his creeper, and gave me a sympathetic shake of his head.

About the Word:

One of the earliest patents for the "automobile repair-creeper" was issued in 1916 to a fellow with the apt name Axel Peterson.

goto slidegoto slidegoto slidegoto slidegoto slidegoto slidegoto slidegoto slidegoto slidegoto slide
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
May 24, 2015
erudite Hear it
learned or pedantic
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears