/ker'l*f/, sometimes /kru'l*f/ or /C-R-L-F/ n. (often capitalized as `CRLF') A carriage return (CR) followed by a line feed (LF). More loosely, whatever it takes to get you from the end of one line of text to the beginning of the next line. See newline, terpri. Under {UNIX} influence this usage has become less common (UNIX uses a bare line feed as its `CRLF').