cobweb weaver

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 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

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1894, in the meaning defined above

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“Cobweb weaver.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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