inchworm definition

  • noun:
    • See measuring worm.
    • The larva of a moth of the family members Geometridae.
    • The larva of any geometrid moth. It progresses ahead by first bringing the trunk end of human body forward, creating a loop, after that moving the leading area of the human body; called also measuring worm, measuringworm, spanner, and looper. See geometrid.
    • A dropworm or measuring-worm. See looper.
    • little hairless caterpillar having legs on just its front and rear portions; mainly larvae of moths associated with the family members Geometridae

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