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

Examples of crawler in a Sentence

he's always the crawler who makes everyone else late
Recent Examples on the Web That’s when the crawler-transporter 2 took the 4-mile journey to bring the 5.75 million-pound, 322-foot-tall combination of the SLS, mobile launcher and Orion spacecraft to Launch Pad 39-B. Richard Tribou, Orlando Sentinel, 13 Sep. 2022 The crawler carrying the Artemis 1 hardware had to make a journey to Launch Pad 39B at roughly 1 to 2 miles an hour (1.6 to 3.2 km/h). Elizabeth Howell, Scientific American, 18 Aug. 2022 And the story of his fandom illustrates an important point about New York City's favorite super-powered wall-crawler: The appeal of the character long ago transcended its original iteration as a white, unimposing, orphaned teenager. Aaron Morrison, ajc, 9 Aug. 2022 These kill soft-bodied pests such as aphids, thrips, crawler-stage scale insects, whiteflies, leafhoppers, and mites. Viveka Neveln, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 Aug. 2022 The stunning corpse crawler of Barrow Of The Corse Crawler is an impressive one to slam down on the battlemat for a big brawl. Rob Wieland, Forbes, 1 July 2022 The diablo-like dungeon crawler Minecraft Dungeons was also released in 2020, though both titles received mixed reviews. Francisco Lahoz, PCMAG, 13 June 2022 This crawler tag did experience a rise in traffic correlated with the release of CVE-2022-1388. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 18 May 2022 The first thing everyone will see on Thursday will be the giant rocket verrry slooowwwly rolling out on a *Star Wars–*style crawler, a moving platform with tanklike treads, at a max speed of 0.8 miles per hour. Ramin Skibba, Wired, 17 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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Last Updated

3 Oct 2022

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“Crawler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crawler. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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