web crawler

or web·crawl·er

[ 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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Origin of web crawler

First recorded in 1990–95

OTHER WORDS FROM web crawler

web crawling, noun
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