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leopard-crawl, verb

intransitive. Military. To move stealthily along the ground, keeping very low and using elbows and knees for leverage.
1980 Daily Dispatch 3 July 2He slung the AK 47 he had taken off a tree and leopard-crawled undetected right through a village where the terrorists were.
1992 Sunday Times 13 Sept. 20They were..driven to a place..flooded with effluent from a leaking pipe and ordered to leopard crawl through it.
To move stealthily along the ground, keeping very low and using elbows and knees for leverage.
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Hence leopard-crawl noun, this stealthy movement along the ground.
1985 J. Thomas in Fair Lady 1 May 20Boetie, lies and skande are punishable by 20 km pole PT and leopard crawl.

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