Recent Examples of inchworm from the Web
Grunsfeld arranged the five-story buildings that line the exterior of the blocklong complex like a scrunched-up inchworm.
The bar to be cleared is low enough that an arthritic inchworm could clear it.
The Caterpillar (David Schrenk) shares his pipe and cleverly inchworms off the stage, and the pig baby is thrown about.
But that may change thanks to inchworms, wiggling bacterial organisms and snakes.
It's called The Inchworm and it was designed by Alexandra Knyazevoy, a student of Furniture Design at Stroganov Moscow State University of Arts and Industry.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'inchworm.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Did You Know?
The larva of any member of a large, widespread group of moths is called an inchworm. Also called loopers, inchworms move in a characteristic “inching” or “looping” gait by extending the front part of the body and bringing the rear up to meet it. Resembling twigs or leaf stems, they feed on foliage and can seriously damage or even destroy trees.
First Known Use of inchworm
INCHWORM Defined for Kids
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up inchworm? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).