breadcrumbs

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English[edit]

Sense 2. A trail of hyperlinks, displayed as a guide to make navigating easier.

Etymology[edit]

Sense 2 comes from the German fairy tale Hansel and Gretel, where Hansel leaves a trail of breadcrumbs to find the way back home when venturing in to the woods.

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Noun[edit]

breadcrumbs

  1. plural form of breadcrumb
  2. (Internet) A trail of hyperlinks that lead consecutively to the current page, displayed in the page as a guide and a means of navigating easily to any of the pages in the trail

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