wallcrawler

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Etymology[edit]

wall +‎ crawler

Noun[edit]

wallcrawler (plural wallcrawlers)

  1. something which adheres to and crawls upon vertical surfaces
    • 1998, Reptiles[1], volume 6:
      This big wallcrawler has remained somewhat obscure, probably due to its indistinct appearance.
    • 2004 September 1, Raphael, Jordan, Stan Lee and the Rise and Fall of the American Comic Book, →ISBN, page 119:
      When DC Comics tweaked Marvel in the 1960s, they almost always did so through Spider-Man: Jerry Lewis became "the Fearless Tarantula" in an issue of The Adventures of Jerry Lewis, while a teenage DC hero in the "Legion of Superheroes" serials compared himself, quote favorably, to the webbed wallcrawler.
    • 2007 March 7, David, Peter, Spider-Man 3, New York: Pocket Books, pages 171-172:
      Sandman looked up and saw the masked face of Spider-Man staring down at him. The wallcrawler was leaning against the rear doors of the armored car, apparently having dropped through the hole that Sandman had created.