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web crawler

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[web-kraw-ler] /ˈwɛbˌkrɔ lər/
noun, Digital Technology.
1.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a computer program that retrieves data from a website, as in order to index web pages for a search engine.
Also called spider.
Compare bot1 .
Origin of web crawler
1990-1995
First recorded in 1990-95
Related forms
web crawling, noun
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