orb weaver


noun

any of numerous spiders of the family Argiopidae, characterized by loosely woven, spiraling webs that have support lines radiating outward from the center.

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Origin of orb weaver

First recorded in 1885–90
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for orb weaver

  • It is not an orb-weaver and runs over its net instead of climbing along the under side of it as many orb-weavers do.

    Book of Monsters|David Fairchild and Marian Hubbard (Bell) Fairchild
  • To insects of its own size, the orb-weaver is a hideous, bloodthirsty monster.

    Book of Monsters|David Fairchild and Marian Hubbard (Bell) Fairchild