- nounterrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers• Syn:↑earthworm, ↑angleworm, ↑fishworm, ↑fishing worm, ↑wiggler, ↑nightcrawler, ↑crawler, ↑dew worm, ↑red worm
* * *\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷\ noun1.a. : a person who roves about at night especially with criminal intentb. : a prostitute who walks the street at night2.a. : an animal active at nightb. chiefly North : night crawler
* * *—nightwalking, adj., n./nuyt"waw'keuhr/, n.1. a person who walks or roves about at night, esp. a thief, prostitute, etc.2. New Eng. an earthworm.[1475-85; NIGHT + WALKER]Regional Variation. 2. See earthworm.
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