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jumping spider

noun

  1. any of several small, hairy spiders, of the family Salticidae, that stalk and jump upon their prey instead of snaring it in a web.


jumping spider

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of jumping spider1

First recorded in 1805–15

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Example Sentences

There’s an unexpected parallel in a lighter story in this issue, about jumping spiders.

Many spiders use vibrations to communicate, and there had been a few reports that jumping spiders were among them.

Using Jakob’s eye tracker, Morehouse is testing female jumping spiders to see what interests them about the colorful, frenetic dances males use to woo them.

Add some blades of grass the size of redwood trees, and you’ve got an inkling of what the world looks like through the eight eyes of a jumping spider.

There’s even a species of jumping spider called Bagheera kiplingi that is mostly vegetarian.

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

The foot of any jumping spider will show this structure well.

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