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View synonyms for sea spider

sea spider

noun

  1. any member of the arthropod class Pycnogonida, marine invertebrates with eight long walking legs attached to a small body consisting of a cephalothorax and vestigial abdomen.


sea spider

noun

  1. a small marine arachnid, having four pairs of legs and somewhat resembling a spider, unusual in that the male carries the eggs once they are laid and cares for the offspring


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Word History and Origins

Origin of sea spider1

First recorded in 1660–70

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Example Sentences

There's an old hostelry down there near the bay called the Sea Spider House.

He put on his hat, and holding the two pieces of check in his hand, he left the Sea Spider House.

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