giant crab spider

noun
plural giant crab spiders

Definition of giant crab spider

: 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)

First Known Use of giant crab spider

1921, in the meaning defined above

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“Giant crab spider.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/giant%20crab%20spider. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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