Definition of “crawler” - English Dictionary

“crawler” in British English

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crawlernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkrɔː.lər/ us /ˈkrɑː.lɚ/

crawler noun [ C ] (INTERNET)

specialized also web crawler internet & telecoms a computer program that automatically searches for information on the internet, usually in order to index (= list) internet content

crawler noun [ C ] (VEHICLE)

a vehicle, for example a crane or tractor, that moves on a track (= a belt of flat plates around a set of wheels) or tracks

(Definition of “crawler” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)