Definition of spiderweb
1 : the network of silken thread spun by most spiders and used as a resting place and as a trap for small prey
2 : something that resembles or suggests a spiderweb
Recent Examples of spiderweb from the Web
His influences are made clear in a funnel cake: a spiderweb of fried dough topped with airy dollops of foie gras mousse and preserved strawberries.
Some fireflies will flicker when threatened by a predator or caught in a spiderweb.
Spiderweb: There is a special on French Brie at the co-op ($8.99 a pound).
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First Known Use of spiderweb
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Definition of spiderweb for Students
: the silken web spun by most spiders and used as a resting place and a trap for prey
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