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funnel-web

noun
  1. Australian any large poisonous black spider of the family Dipluridae, constructing funnel-shaped webs
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  • The funnel-web weavers run right side up; the cobweb weavers hang inverted.

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  • We call those spiders that makes webs of this kind The Funnel-web Weavers.