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Definition of Spider
SpiderSpider Spi"der, n.[OE. spi[thorn]re, fr. AS. spinnan to spin;
-- so named from spinning its web; cf. D. spin a spider, G.
spinne, Sw. spindel. Seee Spin.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of arachnids
comprising the order Araneina. Spiders have the mandibles
converted into poison fangs, or falcers. The abdomen is
large and not segmented, with two or three pairs of
spinnerets near the end, by means of which they spin
threads of silk to form cocoons, or nests, to protect
their eggs and young. Many species spin also complex webs
to entrap the insects upon which they prey. The eyes are
usually eight in number (rarely six), and are situated on
the back of the cephalothorax. See Illust. under
Note: Spiders are divided into two principal groups: the
Dipneumona, having two lungs: and the Tetrapneumona,
having four lungs. See Mygale. The former group
includes several tribes; as, the jumping spiders (see
Saltigrad[ae]), the wolf spiders, or Citigrad[ae]
(see under Wolf), the crab spiders, or
Laterigrad[ae] (see under Crab), the garden, or
geometric, spiders, or Orbitell[ae] (see under
Geometrical, and Garden), and others. See Bird
spider, under Bird, Grass spider, under Grass,
House spider, under House, Silk spider, under
2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of various other arachnids resembling
the true spiders, especially certain mites, as the red
spider (see under Red).
3. An iron pan with a long handle, used as a kitchen utensil
in frying food. Originally, it had long legs, and was used
over coals on the hearth.
4. A trevet to support pans or pots over a fire.
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