cobweb weaver

noun
variants: or cobweb spider

Definition of cobweb weaver

: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 HarrisonThe Ottawa (Ontario) Citizen10 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 HubbellSmithsonianMay 1996

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First Known Use of cobweb weaver

1894


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