- a person or thing that crawls.
- Also called crawler tractor. any of various large, heavy vehicles or machines that are propelled on endless belts or tracks, especially as used in construction.
- Often crawlers. a garment with long pants, short sleeves or suspender straps, and sometimes feet for a baby who does not yet walk.
- Australian Slang. sycophant.
Origin of crawler
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Examples from the Web for crawler
That still doesn't let you off for not belting that crawler with our six-inchers!On the Trail of the Space Pirates
"There's one thing, if I ever fell in love with a man he'd have to be a man and not a crawler," said Dawn.Some Everyday Folk and Dawn
A swarm of children of every age, from the crawler upwards, was left in charge.Through Arctic Lapland
He skidded the crawler ponderously to halt near the edge of the settlement.Student Body
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The crawler behind the beast slid back into the hollow and disappeared.Two Knapsacks
- slang a servile flatterer
- a person or animal that crawls
- US an informal name for earthworm
- a computer program that is capable of performing recursive searches on the Internet
- (plural) a baby's overalls; rompers
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