Definition of comb-footed spider
- And because black widows are comb-footed spiders (meaning they have rows of tiny spines on the tips of some of their legs), they build tangled webs, which they comb out now and then to trap their prey.
- —Nicholas Read, The Vancouver (British Columbia) Sun, 22 Nov. 2008
- They say practice makes perfect, and that's a lesson comb-footed spiders have apparently taken to heart: young spiders play at sex before sexual maturity.
- —New Scientist, 5 Nov. 2011