web crawler

or web·crawl·er

[ web-kraw-ler ]
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nounDigital Technology.
  1. a computer program that digitally surveys websites, as in order to index web pages for a search engine.

Origin of web crawler

First recorded in 1990–95
  • Also called crawl·er .
  • Sometimes Web crawl·er .

Other words from web crawler

  • web crawling, noun

Words Nearby web crawler

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