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spider web

or spider's web

  1. the web that is spun by a spider, made of interlaced threads of viscous fluid that harden on exposure to air.
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Origin of spider web

First recorded in 1525–35
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for spider web

Historical Examples

  • To Willie the thing resembled nothing so much as a spider-web.

    The Secret Wireless

    Lewis E. Theiss

  • But, like Willie with the spider-web disc, he was completely puzzled.

    The Secret Wireless

    Lewis E. Theiss

  • Attempting to enter it, she was at once entangled in the meshes of the spider-web.

  • You remember that when I made your acquaintance, you said that you would like to be a spider-web.

    Children of the Soil

    Henryk Sienkiewicz

  • The spider-web itself, of course, was no reason for them to be alarmed.

    The Forgotten Planet

    Murray Leinster