- any crab-shaped spider of the family Thomisidae, characterized by its sideways manner of moving.
Origin of crab spider
Examples from the Web for crab spider
Historical Examples of crab spider
She does not become thin and wither away, like the Crab-spider.
The crab-spider is one of the most horrible of Nature's creations.The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne
Frank Preston Stearns
Skillful in the prompt despatch of her prey, the little Crab-spider is no less clever in the nesting art.
Many Spiders leave their nests after they have laid the eggs, but the Labyrinth, like the Crab-spider, remains to watch over hers.