cobweb weaver


variants or cobweb spider
: comb-footed spider
Cobwebs are a sign that web-building spiders of the family Theridiidae, more commonly called comb-footed spiders, or cobweb weavers, have invaded the house.Victoria Dickenson and Jeff Harrison, The Ottawa (Ontario) Citizen, 10 Oct. 1993
He told me that cobweb spiders (and a few of their relatives) hurl huge droplets of sticky silk to attack their prey.Sue Hubbell, Smithsonian, May 1996

Word History

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cobweb weaver was in 1894

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“Cobweb weaver.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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