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breadcrumb

[ bred-kruhm ]
/ ˈbrɛdˌkrʌm /
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noun
a crumb of bread, either dried or soft.
Usually breadcrumbs. Also called breadcrumb trail .Digital Technology. a sequence of text links on the current page of a website or web-based application, usually at the top, showing the page's location within a hierarchy of content or browsing history and providing a convenient navigational tool: Online shoppers can use breadcrumbs to see other products in the same category.
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Origin of breadcrumb

First recorded in 1760–70; bread + crumb
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British Dictionary definitions for breadcrumb

breadcrumb
/ (ˈbrɛdˌkrʌm) /

noun
the soft inner part of bread
(plural) bread crumbled into small fragments, as for use in cooking
verb (tr)
to coat (food) with breadcrumbsegg and breadcrumb the escalopes
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