[ 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 .
Origin of web crawler
First recorded in 1990–95
OTHER WORDS FROM web crawlerweb crawling, noun
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