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



  • A tiny piece of bread, either one that falls from bread as it is cut or eaten, or one made deliberately by crumbling bread.
  • A single link in a chain indicating the hierarchical location of a web page or similar, used as a navigation aid.
  • One in a series of clues leading to a person or place.



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  • From bread + crumb. Computing sense: a reference to the German fairy tale Hansel and Gretel, where Hansel leaves a trail of breadcrumbs to find the way back home when venturing into the woods.

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