noun Date: before 12th century 1. one that creeps: as a. a creeping plant b. a bird (as of the family Certhiidae) that creeps about on trees or bushes searching for insects c. a creeping insect or reptile 2. any of various devices used for creeping: as a. a fixture with iron points worn on the shoe to prevent slipping b. a low wheeled platform for supporting the body when working under an automobile 3. a usually one-piece garment for a child at the crawling age

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