Dictionary.com

crawler

[ kraw-ler ]
/ ˈkrɔ lər /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: crawler / crawlers on Thesaurus.com

noun
a person or thing that crawls.
Digital Technology. web crawler.
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.
QUIZ
FIRE UP YOUR VOCAB FOR A "RED" SYNONYMS QUIZ
No fire engine reds here, only a fierce collection of vibrant words for the color red to test yourself on.
Question 1 of 7
What does "amaranth" mean?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of crawler

1640–50; 1925–30 for def. 4; crawl1 + -er1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use crawler in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for crawler

crawler
/ (ˈkrɔːlə) /

noun
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK