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
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Examples 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.
To insects of its own size, the orb-weaver is a hideous, bloodthirsty monster.