Cteniza Californica
Trapdoor Trap"door`, n. 1. (Arch.) A lifting or sliding door covering an opening in a roof or floor. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mining) A door in a level for regulating the ventilating current; -- called also {weather door}. --Raymond. [1913 Webster]

{Trapdoor spider} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of large spiders which make a nest consisting of a vertical hole in the earth, lined with a hinged lid, like a trapdoor. Most of the species belong to the genus {Cteniza}, as the California species ({Cteniza Californica}). [1913 Webster]


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  • Trapdoor — Trap door , n. 1. (Arch.) A lifting or sliding door covering an opening in a roof or floor. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mining) A door in a level for regulating the ventilating current; called also {weather door}. Raymond. [1913 Webster] {Trapdoor spider} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trapdoor spider — Trapdoor Trap door , n. 1. (Arch.) A lifting or sliding door covering an opening in a roof or floor. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mining) A door in a level for regulating the ventilating current; called also {weather door}. Raymond. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weather door — Trapdoor Trap door , n. 1. (Arch.) A lifting or sliding door covering an opening in a roof or floor. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mining) A door in a level for regulating the ventilating current; called also {weather door}. Raymond. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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