Definition of spiderman in English:


Line breaks: spider|man
Pronunciation: /ˈspʌɪdəman

noun (plural spidermen)

British informal
  • A person who works at great heights in building work.
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    • 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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