Definition of spiderman in English:

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spiderman

Pronunciation: /ˈspīdərˌman/

noun (plural spidermen)

1 (Spiderman) A US cartoon, TV, and film character who develops special powers, such as great strength and the ability to cling to surfaces, after being bitten by a radioactive spider.
2British informal A person who works at great heights in building work.
Example sentences
  • After losing money in his orchard business for three years Chang became one of the spidermen mending slits at the top of the slope and building water channels.
  • The climbers were like spidermen, swiftly moving their bodies on the almost vertical man-made hills.
  • He is more like a spiderman in the modern concrete jungle of the city.

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Syllabification: spi·der·man

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