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crawl·er

 (krô′lər)
n.
1. One that crawls, especially an early form of certain insect larvae.
2. A vehicle, such as a bulldozer, that moves on continuous belts of metal plates.
3. See crawl1.
4. See spider.

crawler

(ˈkrɔːlə)
n
1. slang a servile flatterer
2. a person or animal that crawls
3. (Animals) US an informal name for earthworm
4. (Telecommunications) a computer program that is capable of performing recursive searches on the internet
5. (Clothing & Fashion) (plural) a baby's overalls; rompers

crawl•er

(ˈkrɔ lər)

n.
1. one that crawls.
2. Also called crawl′er trac`tor. a large, heavy vehicle that travels on endless belts or tracks, used esp. in construction.
[1640–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crawler - a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantagecrawler - a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
apple polisher, bootlicker, fawner, groveler, groveller, truckler - someone who humbles himself as a sign of respect; who behaves as if he had no self-respect
adulator, flatterer - a person who uses flattery
goody-goody - a person who behaves extremely well in order to please a superior
2.crawler - a person who crawls or creeps along the ground
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
3.crawler - terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soilcrawler - terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers
oligochaete, oligochaete worm - hermaphroditic terrestrial and aquatic annelids having bristles borne singly along the length of the body
Translations

crawler

[ˈkrɔːləʳ]
A. N (Mech) → tractor m de oruga
B. CPD crawler lane N (Brit) (Aut) → carril m (de autopista) para vehículos lentos

crawler

[ˈkrɔːlər] n
(= program) (COMPUTING)araignée f
(= sycophant) → lèche-botte mfcrawler lane n (British)file voie f pour véhicules lents, voie f pour véhicules lents

crawler

n
(Brit inf: = sycophant) → Kriecher(in) m(f)
crawlers pl (= rompers)Spielanzug m

crawler

[ˈkrɔːləʳ] n (fam) → ruffiano/a
References in classic literature ?
All those trying hours whilst I was frozen and yet was in a living fire, as you may say, on account of that swarm of crawlers, that same unanswerable question kept circling and circling through my tired head: How do people stand this miserable armor?
Usurping the empyreal realm of the eagle, he assumes for a time the port and dignity of that majestic bird, and often is mistaken for him by ignorant crawlers upon the earth.
I wonder how many families are driven to roguery and to ruin by great practitioners in Crawlers way?--how many great noblemen rob their petty tradesmen, condescend to swindle their poor retainers out of wretched little sums and cheat for a few shillings?
Hackbutt hadn't hinted it, that I was a Servile Crawler."
She had set herself to verify this supposition by the use of the submarine crawler invented by Doctor Alberto Cassini.
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The camera also shows that whether impaled on a single hook or a two-hook harness, 'crawlers and leeches spin and twist, despite efforts to the contrary.
(http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/340795/20120514/halo-4-release-date-trailer-xbox-360.htm) Crawlers are basically cannon fodder to distract from the Knights.
HAVING successfully toured Europe late last year, Merseyside musician Brian Cummins is preparing to take to the stage at Liverpool's O2 Academy this Saturday with his Genesis tribute band - Carpet Crawlers.
Using mulches will encourage night crawlers, as will creating grassy mowed pathways, which you might think of as night crawler reservoirs.