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trapdoor spider Line breaks: trap|door spider

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of trapdoor spider in English:


1A spider which lives in a burrow with a hinged cover like a trapdoor.
  • Family Ctenizidae, suborder Mygalomorphae
Example sentences
  • I guess you could say spiders, and trapdoor spiders in particular, also cunningly construct hides and then lie in wait for unsuspecting insects to pass.
  • Meet the trapdoor spiders, famed for their silk-lined burrows complete with emergency exits, hinged trapdoors and careful camouflage.
  • Most trapdoor spiders but not all are misleadingly named, as not all species make a door for their burrows.
1.1Australian A funnel-web spider.
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