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
Recent Examples on the Web This is a really a six-speed Getrag with an extra ultra-low crawler gear. Sam Abuelsamid, Forbes, 28 June 2021 But that changed in 2013, when it was recast from a rugged rock crawler to a suburban road vehicle, exchanging its muddy boots and Carhartt jacket for a pair of loafers and a cardigan sweater. Larry Printz, Star Tribune, 25 June 2021 But that changed for 2013, when it was recast from a rugged rock crawler to a suburban road warrior, exchanging its muddy boots and Carhartt jacket for a pair of loafers and a cardigan sweater. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 19 June 2021 The crawler would attach to the aluminum mesh at the lander, then climb back up the crater, unfurling the web behind it, which could simply unfold, like a giant fishing net. Chris Wright, Wired, 15 June 2021 This top-down dungeon crawler brings the adventure and familiar characters from the Zelda series with the rhythmic action of Crypt of the Necrodancer. Brittany Vincent, CNN Underscored, 29 Mar. 2021 This top-down dungeon crawler brings the adventure and familiar characters from the Zelda series with the rhythmic action of Crypt of the Necrodancer. Brittany Vincent, CNN Underscored, 29 Mar. 2021 This top-down dungeon crawler brings the adventure and familiar characters from the Zelda series with the rhythmic action of Crypt of the Necrodancer. Brittany Vincent, CNN Underscored, 29 Mar. 2021 This top-down dungeon crawler brings the adventure and familiar characters from the Zelda series with the rhythmic action of Crypt of the Necrodancer. Brittany Vincent, CNN Underscored, 29 Mar. 2021

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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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11 Jul 2021

Cite this Entry

“Crawler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crawler. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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