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