Definition of funnel-web spider in English:

funnel-web spider

Syllabification: fun·nel-web spi·der

noun

Any of a number of spiders that build a funnel-shaped web, in particular.
  • A large and dangerously venomous Australian spider (genera Atrax and Hadronyche, family Dipluridae, suborder Mygalomorphae).A spider of the family Agelenidae.
More example sentences
  • An evolutionary biologist at East Carolina University specializes in trapdoor and funnel-web spiders, and tarantulas.
  • Australia's most notorious spider, the Sydney funnel-web spider, has not been known to cause any deaths since 1980.
  • Those Australian funnel-web spiders that can kill a child within 15 minutes.

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