1. present participle of crawl#English|crawl

crawling (plural crawlings)

  1. The motion of something that crawls.
    • 1840-41, Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop
      Miss Brass […] devoted herself with uncommon ardour to the study of the law; not wasting her speculations upon its eagle flights, which are rare, but tracing it attentively through all the slippery and eel-like crawlings in which it commonly pursues its way.

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