Definition of cancelbot in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkansəlbɒt/


A program that searches for and deletes specified mailings from Internet newsgroups.
Example sentences
  • Cancelbots are powerful and easy to misconfigure, and a misconfigured cancelbot can cause havoc.
  • Thus, cancelbots which were meant to be a technical solution to net abuse threaten to become a plague.
  • Operators of cancelbots take pride in the absolute mechanical nature of the cancellations.


1990s: from cancel + bot2.

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