giant crab spider


plural giant crab spiders
: huntsman spider
Have you ever encountered a very large, fast spider in your house in the middle of the night? You most likely ran into something called a giant crab spider, more commonly known as the huntsman spider.The Charlotte Sun (Port Charlotte, Florida)

Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of giant crab spider was in 1921

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“Giant crab spider.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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