Inchworm



[inch-wurm] /ˈɪntʃˌwɜrm/

noun
1.
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/ˈɪntʃˌwɜːm/
noun
1.
another name for a measuring worm
n.

1844, American English, from inch (v.) + worm (n.). Other old names for it included loaper caterpiller and surveyor, all from its mode of progress.

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