Spider web
Spider web Spi"der web", or Spider's web Spi"der's web" . (Zo["o]l.) The silken web which is formed by most kinds of spiders, particularly the web spun to entrap their prey; -- also called {cobweb}. See {Geometric spider}, {Triangle spider}, under {Geometric}, and {Triangle}. [1913 Webster]

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  • spider web — noun 1. a web resembling the webs spun by spiders • Syn: ↑spider s web • Hypernyms: ↑web, ↑entanglement 2. a web spun by spiders to trap insect prey • Syn: ↑spider s web …   Useful english dictionary

  • spider web — /ˈspaɪdə wɛb/ (say spuyduh web) noun 1. Also, spider s web. a web spun by a spider, used to catch insects. 2. the fine silken thread produced by spiders. 3. something resembling a spider web: a spider web of red marks. Also, spider web, spiderweb …   Australian English dictionary

  • spider-web — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ transitive verb Etymology: spider web : to cover with a web of fine lines suggestive of a spider web plains in progressive countries are … spider webbed with transportation lines C.L.White & G.T.Renner …   Useful english dictionary

  • spider web — the web that is spun by a spider, made of interlaced threads of viscous fluid that harden on exposure to air. Also, spider s web. [1525 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • spider web — network spun by a spider to catch insects for food …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • spider web net — formed by a New Guinea spider. A long piece of bamboo is bent over at the end to form a loop and placed in an area where the spiders are common. The spiders spin their web over this loop. The resulting net can be used to scoop up fish of about… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • spider web bait — a thick ball of spider webs used to catch gar fish that are entangled by their small teeth …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • spider web entanglement — low obstacle made from barbed wire …   English contemporary dictionary

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