web spinner

noun

Definition of web spinner

: an insect that spins a web especially : any of an order (Embioptera synonym Embiidina) of small slender gregarious insects with biting mouthparts that live in silken tunnels which they spin

Examples of web spinner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The third group, the Araneomorphae, includes 5500 jumping spiders, 4500 dwarf spiders, 2400 wolf spiders, and thousands of web spinners. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, "Spider genes put a new spin on arachnids’ potent venoms, stunning silks, and surprising history," 19 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of web spinner

1825, in the meaning defined above

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“Web spinner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/web%20spinner. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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