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[spahy-der-web] /ˈspaɪ dərˌwɛb/
verb (used with object), spiderwebbed, spiderwebbing.
to cover with a spider web or fine lines resembling a spider web.
Origin of spiderweb
1890-95; v. use of spider web Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for spiderweb
  • One way to get your mind around these extra dimensions is to visualize a single strand of a spiderweb.
  • Neither of these reasons explain why there is symmetry in a spiderweb.
  • At intervals the doe stretches forward, as if she's pushing her nose through a spiderweb.
  • Their branched frameworks of midribs create a weird spiderweb pattern after the leaflets drop off in early autumn.
Word Origin and History for spiderweb

1530s, from spider + web (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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spiderweb in Technology
A program for creating versions of Knuth's WEB self-documenting programs ("literate programming").
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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