Trap door spider

trap-door spider

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

Origin:
1820–30

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trap-door spider
 
n
any of various spiders of the family Ctenizidae that construct a silk-lined hole in the ground closed by a hinged door of earth and silk

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