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Noun: crawler  kro-lu(r)
  1. A person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
    - sycophant, toady, lackey, lacquey
  2. A person who crawls or creeps along the ground
    - creeper
  3. Terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers
    - earthworm, angleworm, fishworm, fishing worm, wiggler, nightwalker [N. Amer], nightcrawler [N. Amer], dew worm, red worm, earth worm
  4. A computer program that prowls the internet looking for publicly accessible resources that can be added to a database; the database can then be searched with a search engine
    - spider, web crawler

Derived forms: crawlers

Type of: adulator, computer program, computer programme [Brit], flatterer, individual, mortal, oligochaete, oligochaete worm, person, program, programme [Brit, Cdn], somebody, someone, soul

Part of: class Oligochaeta, Oligochaeta

Encyclopedia: Crawler