As nouns the difference between crawler and trawler
is that crawler
is a person who is abused, physically or verbally, and returns to the abuser a supplicant while trawler
is a fishing boat that uses a trawl net or dragnet to catch fish.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
From the Australian convict period (1788-1850); a prisoner who was purposely and extensively abused by an overseer (also a convict) and thereby driven to escape but finding it impossible to survive in the Australian bush, surrender to this overseer who would then have his penal term reduced. The particular crawler was picked for his weak personality and might escape and return a number of times increasing his own penal term each time. According to James Tucker, some convict overseers had their sentences extensively reduced using this odious practice. Source-James Tucker's 1845 novel
(Australia, obsolete) A person who is abused, physically or verbally, and returns to the abuser a supplicant.
(UK, Australia, slang) A sycophant.
A child who is able to creep using his hands and knees but is not able to walk.
(sports) A crawl swimmer.
A tractor crawler, a motorized vehicle that uses caterpillar tracks instead of wheels.
A software bot that autonomously follows connected paths such as webpage links.
* church crawler
* kerb crawler/kerb-crawler
* dungeon crawler
* pub crawler
A fishing boat that uses a trawl net or dragnet to catch fish.
A fisherman who uses a trawl net.