trap-door spider

trap-door spider
American spider that constructs a silk-lined nest with a hinged lid
Hypernyms: ↑spider
Member Holonyms: ↑Ctenizidae, ↑family Ctenizidae

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷-\ noun
: any of various often large burrowing spiders especially of the family Ctenizidae that construct a tubular subterranean silk-lined nest topped with a hinged lid

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any of several burrowing spiders, of the family Ctenizidae, that construct a tubular nest with a hinged lid.

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trap-door spider «TRAP DR, -DOHR»,
any one of a group of large, hairy spiders that live in underground burrows covered by hinged lids that open and shut like a trap door. It is a tarantula and lives in warm climates.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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