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
Recent Examples on the Web The top baits are red worms, pieces of night-crawler, maggots or waxworms. cleveland, "Catfish, walleye limits to be liberalized: Northeast Ohio fishing report for Thursday, July 9," 9 July 2020 Bait with a half of a night-crawler and make a cast, counting the compact rig down to the depths where walleye schools are suspending. cleveland, "Mayflies are in full flight over Lake Erie, which helps those seeking walleye and perch: Northeast Ohio fishing report for Thursday, June 25," 25 June 2020 In a nod to the swimmer-versus-crawler debate of the 19th century, Prakash decided to give Trichoplax a swim test. Emily Underwood, The Atlantic, "The Search for the World’s Simplest Animal," 8 June 2020 No full size vehicles (Jeeps, trucks, rock crawlers) allowed. Joe Songer |, al, "Sneak peek of Buck’s Pocket State Park Campground and trail," 27 May 2020 The flipper controls can sometimes get stuck in the up position in this dungeon crawler/pinball mash-up. Harold Goldberg,, "Review: I spent 300 minutes playing in Apple’s Arcade. Here’s what I liked best.," 20 Oct. 2019 As part of that dual role — grocery hauler on weekdays, rock crawler on weekends — Defender will have elements that no explorer would have dreamed of. Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY, "'Pack mules': Land Rover Defender's return at Los Angeles Auto Show thrills off-road enthusiasts," 20 Nov. 2019 KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA offers crawler excavators ranging from 3,000 to 185,000 pounds in classes such as zero tail swing, compact, standard, long reach, high and wide undercarriages, mass excavation, auto recycling and demolition models. Tracy Maness, Houston Chronicle, "Construction industry veteran set to retire from Katy-based KOBELCO USA," 4 May 2020 The three new games include the endless multiplayer climber Crossy Road Castle, the pinball-like dungeon crawler Roundguard and the 3D robotic spider controlling Spyder. Michael Koczwara, The Hollywood Reporter, "Mobile Games Hotspot: 'Plague Inc.' Developer Donates $250,000 to Fight Coronavirus Pandemic," 26 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of crawler

1607, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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22 Jul 2020

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“Crawler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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