creeper

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noun creep·er \ˈkrē-pər\

Definition of creeper

  1. 1 :  one that creeps: such asa :  a creeping plantb :  a bird (as of the family Certhiidae) that creeps about on trees or bushes searching for insectsc :  a creeping insect or reptile

  2. 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. 3 :  a usually one-piece garment for a child at the crawling age

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of creeper

before 12th century


CREEPER Defined for English Language Learners

creeper

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noun creep·er \ˈkrē-pər\

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

creeper

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noun creep·er \ˈkrē-pər\

Definition of creeper for Students

  1. 1 :  a person or animal that moves slowly, timidly, or quietly

  2. 2 :  a small bird that creeps about trees and bushes in search of insects

  3. 3 :  a plant (as ivy) that grows by spreading over a surface


Medical Dictionary

creeper

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noun creep·er \ˈkrē-pər\

Medical Definition of creeper

  1. 1:  a genetic anomaly of the domestic fowl marked by shortening and thickening of the long bones in the heterozygote and completely lethal when homozygous

  2. 2:  creeper fowl



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