spinnerule

noun
spin·​ner·​ule | \ˈspinə(r)ˌyül, -nəˌrül\
plural -s

Definition of spinnerule 

: one of many small tubes on the spinnerets of spiders for discharging the secretion of the silk glands

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for spinnerule

spinner + -ule

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about spinnerule

Share spinnerule

Statistics for spinnerule

Look-up Popularity

Comments on spinnerule

What made you want to look up spinnerule? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to enclose within walls

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!