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- n. Plural form of breadcrumb.
- n. 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
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. (Wiktionary)