Definition of funnel-web spider in English:

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funnel-web spider


Any of a number of spiders that build a funnel-shaped web, in particular.
Example sentences
  • An evolutionary biologist at East Carolina University specializes in trapdoor and funnel-web spiders, and tarantulas.
  • Australia's most notorious spider, the Sydney funnel-web spider, has not been known to cause any deaths since 1980.
  • Those Australian funnel-web spiders that can kill a child within 15 minutes.

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Syllabification: fun·nel-web spi·der

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