[ kraw-ler ]
/ ˈkrɔ lər /


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.

Nearby words

  1. crawford, thomas,
  2. crawford, william harris,
  3. crawfordsville,
  4. crawl,
  5. crawl space,
  6. crawler lane,
  7. crawler track,
  8. crawley,
  9. crawling,
  10. crawling peg

Origin of crawler

1640–50; 1925–30 for def 3; crawl1 + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for crawler


/ (ˈkrɔːlə) /


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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