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crawler

[kraw-ler] /ˈkrɔ lər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that crawls.
2.
Also called crawler tractor. any of various large, heavy vehicles or machines that are propelled on endless belts or tracks, especially as used in construction.
4.
Often, crawlers. a garment with long pants, short sleeves or suspender straps, and sometimes feet for a baby who does not yet walk.
5.
Australian Slang. sycophant.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; 1925-30 for def 3; crawl1 + -er1
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  • En route to the hangar, the shuttle's crawler-transporter had suffered a malfunction.
  • The crawler-way is almost as broad as an eight-lane turnpike.
British Dictionary definitions for crawler

crawler

/ˈkrɔːlə/
noun
1.
(slang) a servile flatterer
2.
a person or animal that crawls
3.
(US) an informal name for earthworm
4.
a computer program that is capable of performing recursive searches on the Internet
5.
(pl) a baby's overalls; rompers
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The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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