Definition of creeper
2 : any of various devices used for creeping: such asa : a fixture with iron points worn on the shoe to prevent slippingb : a low wheeled platform for supporting the body when working under an automobile
3 : a usually one-piece garment for a child at the crawling age
Recent Examples of creeper from the Web
Of the additions to the variations, Looney Labs have kept the creepers, cards that work against you but are required to be played, but don’t seem to have included as many pirate specific action cards.
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Before 12th Century
First Known Use of creeper
before 12th century
CREEPER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of creeper for English Language Learners
: a plant that grows along the ground or up surfaces (such as trees or walls)
CREEPER Defined for Kids
Definition of creeper for Students
1 : a person or animal that moves slowly, timidly, or quietly
2 : a small bird that creeps about trees and bushes in search of insects
3 : a plant (as ivy) that grows by spreading over a surface
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