crawler

noun
crawl·​er | \ ˈkrȯ-lər How to pronounce crawler (audio) \

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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His father, Lloyd, wanted to honor his son with the famed wall crawler's image featured on his tombstone. Joe Mario Pedersen, orlandosentinel.com, "Disney rejects father’s requests to put Spider-Man on son’s grave: report," 5 July 2019 Walleye are being caught in the weedy areas casting a jig-nightcrawler or drifting the weed edges with a spinner harness and crawler. D'arcy Egan, cleveland.com, "If you aren’t catching walleye on Lake Erie, you aren’t trying: June 14 Fishing Report," 14 June 2019 The title, featuring an original story about a more experienced wall-crawler facing the Sinister Six rogues gallery, quickly became a moneymaker for the Marvel and Sony gaming divisions. Nick Romano, EW.com, "Marvel's Avengers videogame revealed: Watch the trailer," 11 June 2019 As identified by @hrhcambridgeands on Instagram, Meghan accessorized her look with Manolo Blahnik pumps and crawler earrings by Zofia Day (as noted by @LauraAshworth on Twitter). Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Turns a Stella McCartney Coat into a Chic Maternity Look," 10 Nov. 2018 Root Cole Wehrle, Leder Games, 2-4 players, 60-90 minutes, age 10+ Two years ago, Leder Games’ asymmetric dungeon crawler Vast was the sleeper hit of Gen Con. Aaron Zimmerman, Ars Technica, "The hottest new board games from Gen Con 2018," 11 Aug. 2018 Venom is a major Spider-Man villain, but the wall-crawler isn’t meant to show up in the Sony Marvel Universe. Tasha Robinson, The Verge, "The Verge fall movie preview, October 2018," 5 Sep. 2018 Kaminski put his rock crawler to use in the relief effort. Lindsay Peyton, Houston Chronicle, "A Rosenberg man and his off-road rock crawler rescue flooded families," 18 May 2018 Today at Minecon, developer Mojang revealed a new dungeon-crawler set in the blocky universe. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "Minecraft is getting a dungeon-crawling spinoff next year," 29 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of crawler

1607, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of crawler was in 1607

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