trap-door spider


noun

any of several burrowing spiders, of the family Ctenizidae, that construct a tubular nest with a hinged lid.

Nearby words

  1. trap cut,
  2. trap door,
  3. trap gun,
  4. trap house,
  5. trap shot,
  6. trapan,
  7. trapani,
  8. trapball,
  9. trapdoor,
  10. trapdoor function

Origin of trap-door spider

First recorded in 1820–30

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British Dictionary definitions for trap-door spider

trap-door spider

noun

any of various spiders of the family Ctenizidae that construct a silk-lined hole in the ground closed by a hinged door of earth and silk
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