from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that crawls, especially an early form of certain insect larvae.
- n. A vehicle, such as a bulldozer, that moves on continuous belts of metal plates.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who is abused, physically or verbally, and returns to the abuser a supplicant.
- n. A sycophant.
- n. A child who is able to creep using his hands and knees but is not able to walk.
- n. A crawl swimmer.
- n. A tractor crawler, a motorized vehicle that uses caterpillar tracks instead of wheels.
- n. A software bot that autonomously follows connected paths such as webpage links.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, crawls; a creeper; a reptile.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which crawls; a creeper; a reptile.
- n. A dobson or hellgrammite; the larva of a neuropterous insect of the family Sialidæ, as of Corydalus cornutus.
- n. Also called clipper.
- n. A person or thing that moves slowly; particularly, a cab that moves along a street very slowly on the outlook for a fare.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
- n. a person who crawls or creeps along the ground
- n. terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers
From crawl (“act in a servile manner”) + -er (“suffix forming agent noun”). (Wiktionary)
From crawl (“move slowly, by dragging the body along the ground”) + -er (“suffix forming agent noun”). (Wiktionary)