- (Internet) An application that searches the Web using existing search engines
metacrawler - Computer Definition
A metasearch engine from InfoSpace, Inc., Bellevue, WA (www.infospaceinc.com) that was developed at the University of Washington and released on the Internet in 1995. Its technology was acquired by Go2Net, Inc. in 1997 and by the InfoSpace Network in 2000. Other Internet properties from InfoSpace in the area of online directory search include Dogpile.com, Webcrawler.com and webFetch.com. See Web search engines.