Definition of cancelbot in English:

cancelbot

Line breaks: can¦cel|bot
Pronunciation: /ˈkansəlbɒt
 
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noun

Computing
  • A program that searches for and deletes specified mailings from Internet newsgroups.
    More 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.

Origin

1990s: from cancel + bot2.

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