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

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Immature forms, called crawlers, are tiny, move about and don't yet have the protective cover. oregonlive, "Avoid overhead watering to keep fungus off peonies: Ask an expert," 12 Sep. 2019 Ahead of #HurricaneDorian, @NASAGroundSys crawler-transporter moved to Launch Pad 39B in the event a call is made to move the Mobile Launcher inside the Vehicle Assembly Building. CBS News, "Dorian expected to be "extremely dangerous" as it heads for U.S. — live updates," 31 Aug. 2019 Ahead of #HurricaneDorian, @NASAGroundSys crawler-transporter moved to Launch Pad 39B in the event a call is made to move the Mobile Launcher inside the Vehicle Assembly Building. CBS News, "Dorian expected to be "extremely dangerous" as it heads for U.S. — live updates," 31 Aug. 2019 Ahead of #HurricaneDorian, @NASAGroundSys crawler-transporter moved to Launch Pad 39B in the event a call is made to move the Mobile Launcher inside the Vehicle Assembly Building. Ben Kesslen, NBC News, "NASA's Kennedy Space Center readies itself for Hurricane Dorian," 29 Aug. 2019 To move it, the 400-foot tall mobile launcher will be placed on a massive, 6.6 million-pound crawler transporter, used to move spacecraft to launch pads, for the 1-mph trip to the Vehicle Assembly Building. Chabeli Herrera, orlandosentinel.com, "As Hurricane Dorian threatens the Space Coast, NASA works to secure its launch pads," 28 Aug. 2019 Cohen said the real concerns are the live crawlers, not the nits. Max Cohen, USA TODAY, "Head lice: Separating facts from fiction as kids get ready to head back to school," 13 Aug. 2019 As long as students can show they have been treated and are rid of live crawlers, Cohen said there's no reason for schools to restrict kids from attending. Max Cohen, USA TODAY, "Head lice: Separating facts from fiction as kids get ready to head back to school," 13 Aug. 2019 During Sunday's Royals-Indians game, a crawler flashed notifying some customers could lose access to broadcasts of Tribe games. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Temporary deal saves Indians games on Dish, Sling TV - for now," 22 July 2019

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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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