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web crawler

or web·crawl·er

[ web-kraw-ler ]
/ ˈwɛbˌkrɔ lər /
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noun Digital Technology.

a computer program that digitally surveys websites, as in order to index web pages for a search engine.

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Sometimes Web crawl·er .
Also called crawl·er .
Compare bot1, spider.

Origin of web crawler

First recorded in 1990–95

OTHER WORDS FROM web crawler

web crawling, noun
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