An example of an explorer is Sir Ernest Shackleton, the Antarctica explorer.
- One that explores, especially one that explores a geographic area.
- An implement or a tool used for exploring; a probe.
explore + -er.
explorer - Computer Definition
The user interface in Windows starting with Windows 95. It includes the Start menu, Taskbar, desktop and file manager. For most users, the term refers only to the file manager component, called "Windows Explorer" or "File Explorer," which is used to display the folder hierarchies on the drives and copy, rename and delete files and folders (see Win Explorer). See EXPLORER.EXE and file manager.