Definition of trapdoor spider in English:

trapdoor spider

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noun

  • 1A spider which lives in a burrow with a hinged cover like a trapdoor.
    • Family Ctenizidae, suborder Mygalomorphae
    More 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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