1.1A small, rough excavation for concealing a person, as from an enemy.
- We used it as a potent psychological weapon against the insurgents in trench lines and spider holes when we could not get effects on them with HE [high explosive] ‘munitions.’
- Or, wait, do all those cobwebs mean that my cultural past is a spider hole, where I hide from current pop culture, and from the encroaching, inevitable future?
- During the search, a spider hole was detected.
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Syllabification: spi·der hole
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