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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On Thursday, the Sony-Marvel Studios collaboration starring Tom Holland as the heroic wall-crawler will pass the $1 billion worldwide gross benchmark. Marcus Jones,, "Spider-Man: Far From Home swings past $1 billion at worldwide box office," 25 July 2019 The guests include Ken Poimboeuf, Apollo era electronics engineer; John Giles, NASA crawler project manager; Bob Sieck, Apollo launch team; and Jim Ogle, Apollo engineer. Hal Boedeker,, "Apollo 11: WFTV, WUCF TV mark 50th anniversary," 11 July 2019 Trolling with 2 ounces of lead and a crawler harness has been especially productive. D'arcy Egan,, "Lake Erie walleye fishing still rockin’ from Toledo to Conneaut: June 28 Fishing Report," 28 June 2019 Each crawler gets a T-shirt and can collect silicone bracelets at each bar. Adam Lukach,, "Things to do in Chicago this weekend: Pride Parade, Drag Brunch, Boystown Bar Crawl, Bowie Dance Party," 27 June 2019 Walleye – good and hitting bottom bouncers in 24-35 feet on bottom bounces and crawler harnesses. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Fishing report: Heat has slowed action on some lakes, but not all," 13 June 2018 His father, Lloyd, wanted to honor his son with the famed wall crawler's image featured on his tombstone. Joe Mario Pedersen,, "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,, "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,, "Marvel's Avengers videogame revealed: Watch the trailer," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of crawler

1607, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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