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jumping spider

any of several small, hairy spiders, of the family Salticidae, that stalk and jump upon their prey instead of snaring it in a web.
Origin of jumping spider
First recorded in 1805-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The foot of any jumping spider will show this structure well.

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  • I must confess to a peculiar feeling of embarrassment, almost of fear, towards a jumping spider.

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British Dictionary definitions for jumping spider

jumping spider

any spider of the family Salticidae, esp Attulus saltator, that catch their prey by hunting and can jump considerable distances
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