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Definitions of creeper

  1. a person who crawls or creeps along the ground Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. any plant (as ivy or periwinkle) that grows by creeping Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. any of various small insectivorous birds of the northern hemisphere that climb about on trees Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. One who, or that which, creeps; any creeping thing. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. A plant that clings by rootlets, or by tendrils, to the ground, or to trees, etc.; as, the Virginia creeper (Ampelopsis quinquefolia). Newage Dictionary DB
  6. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. A spurlike device strapped to the boot, which enables one to climb a tree or pole; -- called often telegraph creepers. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. A small, low iron, or dog, between the andirons. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. Crockets. See Crocket. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. One who, or that which, moves slowly, close to or touching the ground; a plant which clings by rootlets or tendrils to some support; the name of certain birds; a wingless insect. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. A creeping plant: a genus of small climbing birds. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. That which creeps; a creeping or climbing plant. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. One who or that which creeps; a creeping or climbing plant. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. A person or thing that creeps; a reptile: a creeping plant; an iron used to slide along the grate in kitchens; a kind of patten worn by women; a shoe spiked against slipping; an instrument of iron with hooks or claws for drawing up things from the bottom of a well, river, or harbour; a name given to several genera of small birds, such as the tree-creepers, the bush-creepers. &c. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. A climbing or trailing plant; an instrument with iron hooks or claws for dragging at the bottom of water. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. In vbl senses, esp.: plant that creeps along ground or up wall; grapnel for dragging bottom of water. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. (Naut.) A small grapnel for getting things up from the bottom of rivers, harbours, etc. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  21. n. One who creeps; any creeping thing; —a creeping plant; —a small bird, allied to the wren; —pl. An instrument with iron hooks for dragging a harbour, river, &c. Cabinet Dictionary
  22. A plant that supports itself by means of some stronger body; an iron used to slide along the grate in kitchens; a kind of patten or clog worn by women. Complete Dictionary

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