Creeler vs Creeper - What's the difference?

creeler | creeper |


As nouns the difference between creeler and creeper

is that creeler is a textile worker who tends the creel and other aspects of a yarn tufting or twisting machine or other kind of loom while creeper is a person or a thing who crawls or creeps.

creeler

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A textile worker who tends the creel and other aspects of a yarn tufting or twisting machine or other kind of loom.
  • creeper

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person or a thing who crawls or creeps.
  • * Burton
  • Standing waters are most unwholesome, full of mites, creepers ; slimy, muddy, unclean.
  • Often in plural, a one-piece garment for infants designed to facilitate access to the wearer's diaper.
  • A device which allows a small child to safely roam around a room from a seated or standing position.
  • A metal plate with spikes]], designed to be worn with shoes to prevent [[slip, slipping.
  • A spur-like device strapped to the boot to facilitate climbing.
  • (chiefly, in the plural) A small, low iron, or dog, between the andirons.
  • An instrument with iron hooks or claws for dredging up items from a well or other water.
  • Any device for causing material to move steadily from one part of a machine to another, such as an apron in a carding machine, or an inner spiral in a grain screen.
  • Any plant (as ivy or periwinkle) that grows by creeping; especially a climbing plant of the genus .
  • * 1964 , (William Golding), (Lord of the Flies)
  • Then the piglet tore loose from the creepers and scurried into the undergrowth.
  • A treecreeper.
  • (nautical) A small, four-hooked grapnel used to recover objects dropped onto the sea bed.
  • The lowest gear of a tractor or truck, also creeper gear, creeper shift.
  • A low-profile, wheeled platform whereupon an auto mechanic may lie on their back and gain better access to the underbody of a vehicle.
  • (pejorative, slang) A person who creeps people out; a creepy person.
  • Don't go to a nightclub to find a boyfriend. They're all creepers there.
  • A kind of shoe, usually with a suede upper and a thick crepe sole, associated with various twentieth-century subcultures.
  • Synonyms

    * (one who crawls) crawler * (garment) babygro, creepers, diaper shirt, infant bodysuit, snapsuit * (wheeled platform) cradle