web spinner

web spin·ner
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [web spin-er]
    • /wɛb ˈspɪn ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [web spin-er]
    • /wɛb ˈspɪn ər/

Definitions of web spinner words

  • noun web spinner any of several slender insects, of the order Embioptera, that nest in colonies in silken webs spun with secretions from the enlarged front legs. 1
  • noun web spinner any small fragile dull-coloured typically tropical insect of the order Embioptera, which has biting mouthparts and constructs silken tunnels in which to live 0
  • noun web spinner any of an order (Embiidina) of small, tropical and subtropical insects that live in silk-lined tunnels underground, under bark, etc. 0

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Origin of web spinner

First appearance:

before 1905
One of the 15% newest English words
First recorded in 1905-10

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web spinner popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 54% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

web spinner usage trend in Literature

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