measuring worm
noun Date: 1843 looper 1

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  • Measuring worm — Measuring Meas ur*ing, a. Used in, or adapted for, ascertaining measurements, or dividing by measure. [1913 Webster] {Measuring faucet}, a faucet which permits only a given quantity of liquid to pass each time it is opened, or one by means of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • measuring worm — ☆ measuring worm n. the caterpillar of any geometrid moth: it moves by alternately advancing the front end of its body and bringing the rear end forward to form a loop * * * ▪ larva also called  Looper,  Cankerworm,  or  Inchworm   the larva of… …   Universalium

  • measuring worm — ☆ measuring worm n. the caterpillar of any geometrid moth: it moves by alternately advancing the front end of its body and bringing the rear end forward to form a loop …   English World dictionary

  • measuring-worm — measuring wormˈ noun A looper caterpillar • • • Main Entry: ↑measure …   Useful english dictionary

  • measuring worm — noun The larva of a moth of the family Geometridae. Syn: geometrid, inchworm, looper, spanworm …   Wiktionary

  • measuring worm — noun another term for looper …   English new terms dictionary

  • measuring worm — /ˈmɛʒərɪŋ wɜm/ (say mezhuhring werm) noun the larva of any geometrid moth, which progresses by bringing the rear end of the body forward and then advancing the front end; a looper; an inchworm …   Australian English dictionary

  • measuring worm —    Ami …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • measuring worm — noun small hairless caterpillar having legs on only its front and rear segments; mostly larvae of moths of the family Geometridae • Syn: ↑inchworm, ↑looper • Hypernyms: ↑caterpillar …   Useful english dictionary

  • Measuring — Meas ur*ing, a. Used in, or adapted for, ascertaining measurements, or dividing by measure. [1913 Webster] {Measuring faucet}, a faucet which permits only a given quantity of liquid to pass each time it is opened, or one by means of which the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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