trap-door spider

noun

Definition of trap-door spider

: any of various often large burrowing spiders (especially family Ctenizidae) that construct a tubular subterranean silk-lined nest topped with a hinged lid

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First Known Use of trap-door spider

1826, in the meaning defined above

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“Trap-door spider.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trap-door%20spider. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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