orb web

noun

: a web made by an orb weaver

Examples of orb web in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This divergence in strand type has been a sticking point for scientists studying spider evolution, spinning out a long debate over how many times the orb web evolved. Lindzi Wessel, Discover Magazine, 6 Nov. 2018 Its shape – a simple ‘orb web’ – is normal enough, but its size is anything but. Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 16 Sep. 2010

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Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of orb web was in 1881

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“Orb web.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orb%20web. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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