looper
Inchworm Inch"worm`, n. (Zo["o]l.) The larva of any geometrid moth. It progresses forward by first bringing the rear end of the body forward, forming a loop, then moving the front part of the body; called also {measuring} worm, {measuringworm}, {spanner}, and {looper}. See {Geometrid}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Looper — Loop er (l[=oo]p [ e]r), n. 1. An instrument, as a bodkin, for forming a loop in yarn, a cord, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) The larva of any species of geometrid moths. See {Geometrid}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • looper — [lo͞o′pər] n. 1. a person or thing that makes loops 2. Zool. MEASURING WORM …   English World dictionary

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  • looper — n. [Eng. looper, to crawl or slink] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) 1. Caterpillars with two or more anterior prolegs reduced or missing. 2. Crawl in a looping manner like the Geometridae (inch worm) …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • looper — /ˈlupə/ (say loohpuh) noun 1. someone or something that loops something or forms loops. 2. Also, looper caterpillar, inchworm. a measuring worm. 3. the thread holder in a sewing machine using two threads …   Australian English dictionary

  • looper — noun Date: 1731 1. any of the usually rather small hairless caterpillars that are mostly larvae of moths (families Geometridae and Noctuidae) and move with a looping motion in which the hind prolegs draw the posterior body toward the front… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • looper — /looh peuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that loops something or forms loops. 2. a measuringworm. 3. the thread holder in a sewing machine using two threads. 4. Baseball. blooper (def. 3a). [1725 35; LOOP1 + ER1] * * * or cankerworm or inchworm …   Universalium

  • looper — noun a) An instrument or tool, as a bodkin, for forming a loop in yarn or cord, etc. b) An inchworm or measuring worm …   Wiktionary

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