inching

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

inching

  1. Present participle of inch.

Noun[edit]

inching (plural inchings)

  1. Very gradual movement.
    • Francis Lynde, Empire Builders
      From behind the trucks of the box-car a slender pole, headed with what appeared to be an empty oyster tin, and trailing a black line of fuse, was projecting itself along the ground by slow inchings, creeping across the lighted space []