Definition for SPI'DER

SPI'DER, n. [I know not from what source this word is derived.]

  1. The common name of the animals of the family Araneids, of the class Arachnids, some of which are remarkable for spinning webs for taking their prey and forming a convenient habitation, and for the deposit of their food. The spider's touch, how exquisitely fine! – Pope.
  2. A kitchen utensil, somewhat resembling a spider.
  3. A trevet to support vessels over a fire.

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