trap-door spider


noun

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

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Origin of trap-door spider

First recorded in 1820–30

Words nearby trap-door spider

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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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