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)

Examples of giant crab spider in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This giant crab spider is ready to pounce at the insect any moment. Gabe Allen, Discover Magazine, 30 Oct. 2023

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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 17 Jul. 2024.

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