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Meaning of CREEPER

Pronunciation:  'kreepur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of various small insectivorous birds of the northern hemisphere that climb about on trees
  2. [n]  a person who crawls or creeps along the ground
  3. [n]  any plant (as ivy or periwinkle) that grows by creeping

CREEPER is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: crawler, tree creeper
 See Also: American creeper, brown creeper, Certhia americana, Certhia familiaris, Certhiidae, European creeper, family Certhiidae, human, individual, mortal, oscine, oscine bird, person, somebody, someone, soul, Tichodroma muriaria, tichodrome, tracheophyte, vascular plant, wall creeper



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Creep"er\ (kr[=e]p"[~e]r), n.
1. One who, or that which, creeps; any creeping thing.

         Standing waters are most unwholesome, . . . full of
         mites, creepers; slimy, muddy, unclean. --Burton.

2. (Bot.) A plant that clings by rootlets, or by tendrils, to
   the ground, or to trees, etc.; as, the Virginia creeper
   (Ampelopsis quinquefolia).

3. (Zo["o]l.) A small bird of the genus {Certhia}, allied to
   the wrens. The brown or common European creeper is {C.
   familiaris}, a variety of which (var. Americana) inhabits
   America; -- called also {tree creeper} and {creeptree}.
   The American black and white creeper is {Mniotilta varia}.

4. A kind of patten mounted on short pieces of iron instead
   of rings; also, a fixture with iron points worn on a shoe
   to prevent one from slipping.

5. pl. A spurlike device strapped to the boot, which enables
   one to climb a tree or pole; -- called often {telegraph

6. A small, low iron, or dog, between the andirons.

7. pl. An instrument with iron hooks or claws for dragging at
   the bottom of a well, or any other body of water, and
   bringing up what may lie there.

8. Any device for causing material to move steadily from one
   part of a machine to another, as an apron in a carding
   machine, or an inner spiral in a grain screen.

9. pl. (Arch.) Crockets. See {Crocket}.

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