Meaning of CRAWLER in English


/kraw"leuhr/ , n.

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, esp. as used in construction.

3. hellgrammite.

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.

[ 1640-50; 1925-30 for def. 3; CRAWL 1 + -ER 1 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .