centipede centipede  /ˈsɛn tɪ ˌpid/


  • (n) chiefly nocturnal predacious arthropod having a flattened body of 15 to 173 segments each with a pair of legs, the foremost pair being modified as prehensors


  1. It grew out of a survey of New York City's Central Park that turned up a new species of centipede.
  2. A centipede may have anywhere from 38 to 400 legs.
  3. The set moves like a centipede on wheels, sliding and swiveling even when the book and score are going nowhere.


  • What is that thing?

    What is that thing? Whitney Rivette and Wyatt Turner take a look at the centipede at the Chomp exhibit at Space Center Houston Friday, June 7.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Bay Area Citizen

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  1. Robbie Bach, president of Microsoft's Entertainment & Devices Division, says "There's a generation of people who grew up with a set of games like Centipede that are favorites."
    on Jan 8, 2010 By: Robbie Bach Source: Digital News Report

  2. Asked how he holed so many putts, the great American potter Billy Casper said: "How does a seagull fly, how does a centipede get all those legs working at once?"
    on Jul 18, 2009 By: Billy Casper Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  3. Abu Zubaydah says, "That sounds great, but right now I've still got this giant centipede in my cell."
    on Apr 29, 2009 By: Abu Zubaydah Source: Politico

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