spiderweb

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noun spi·der·web \ˈspī-dər-ˌweb\

Definition of spiderweb

  1. 1 :  the network of silken thread spun by most spiders and used as a resting place and as a trap for small prey

  2. 2 :  something that resembles or suggests a spiderweb

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First Known Use of spiderweb

circa 1649


SPIDERWEB Defined for Kids

spiderweb

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noun spi·der·web \ˈspī-dər-ˌweb\

Definition of spiderweb for Students

  1. :  the silken web spun by most spiders and used as a resting place and a trap for prey



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