Definition of web-spinner in English:

web-spinner

Syllabification: web-spin·ner

noun

  • A slender mainly tropical insect with a soft brownish body, living under stones or logs in a tunnel of silk produced by glands on the front legs.
    • Order Embioptera: several families
    More example sentences
    • The Embioptera are called web-spinners because they are very good at spinning webs from the silk secreted by glands in the tarsi of their forelegs.
    • Web-spinners pick up vibrations through the silk threads of the web.

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