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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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 The crawler gathers keywords and other data about sites on the Internet, and at this point billions of Web pages have been analyzed this way. Brian Fung, The Seattle Times, "Here’s what we really know about Google’s mysterious search engine," 28 Aug. 2018 Libra longs to rarify, purify, and create romantic castles in the sky, while Scorpio labors in the scullery with the creepy crawlers, pushing us to penetrate our desirous depths with no shame. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Monthly Lovescopes October 2018," 3 Oct. 2018 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

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First Known Use of crawler

1607, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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