breadcrumbs

EnglishEdit

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

EtymologyEdit

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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NounEdit

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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Last modified on 11 January 2014, at 03:20