crawl·er | \ˈkrȯ-lər \

Definition of crawler 

1 : one that crawls

2 : a vehicle (such as a crane) that travels on endless chain belts

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Examples of crawler in a Sentence

he's always the crawler who makes everyone else late

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On the lower end of the lake, wiggle warts and rock crawler still working on rocky banks. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Fishing report: Uneven weather makes for mixed results on the water | The Kansas City Star," 28 Mar. 2018 The song opens with Cudi’s iconic melodic humming that leads to an opening verse about the night-crawler lifestyle. Mark Elibert, Billboard, "Kid Cudi's 10 Best Features: Critic's Picks," 11 June 2018 Finally, it was taken in the light of day, and Weegee was a nighttime street crawler. Ben Yagoda, WSJ, "‘Flash’ Review: New York After Dark," 1 June 2018 Chicago bar crawlers may have noticed some unfamiliar ingredients popping up in their cocktails lately, courtesy of a new local spirits company called Apologue. Kenney Marlatt,, "Chicago spirit-maker Apologue delivers Midwestern flavors to cocktails," 30 May 2018 Top image: Victoria Hayes dress and Atelier Swarovski by Jason Wu ear crawler. Julie Kosin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Angela Sarafyan Is Westworld's Secret Weapon," 18 June 2018 Burke caught the fish around 11 a.m. using a muskie rod with an 80-pound-test braided line, a circle hook and crawlers, the Tribune reports. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "Fisherman catches record-breaking lake sturgeon in Minnesota," 23 May 2018 The crawlers are controlled remotely by people now, but they’re being designed to operate independently through machine learning, in which computers use data to improve performance without specific programming. Houston Chronicle, "BP unleashing robot army to improve performance, safety," 2 May 2018 Deter household pests Stop ants, spiders, and other creepy crawlers at the door by filling a spray bottle with water and a couple drops of tea tree oil. Mandy Ferreira, Good Housekeeping, "13 Amazingly Useful Things You Can Do With Tea Tree Essential Oil," 27 July 2017

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First Known Use of crawler

1607, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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