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1A spider which lives in a burrow with a hinged cover like a trapdoor.
- ‘Most trapdoor spiders but not all are misleadingly named, as not all species make a door for their burrows.’
- ‘Some are grabbed by trapdoor spiders, others cocooned by web weavers and still more tackled from distance by the film's real star, the jumping spiders.’
- ‘I guess you could say spiders, and trapdoor spiders in particular, also cunningly construct hides and then lie in wait for unsuspecting insects to pass.’
- ‘Meet the trapdoor spiders, famed for their silk-lined burrows complete with emergency exits, hinged trapdoors and careful camouflage.’
- 1.1Australian A funnel-web spider.
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