[ web-kraw-ler ]
/ ˈwɛbˌkrɔ lər /
noun Digital Technology.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a computer program that retrieves data from a website, as in order to index web pages for a search engine.
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Also called spider.
Origin of web crawler
First recorded in 1990–95
OTHER WORDS FROM web crawlerweb crawling, noun
Words nearby web crawler
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