Definition of web-spinner in English:



  • A slender mainly tropical insect with a soft brownish body, living under stones or logs in a tunnel of silk produced by glands on the front legs.

    Order Embioptera: several families

    • ‘The Embioptera are called web-spinners because they are very good at spinning webs from the silk secreted by glands in the tarsi of their forelegs.’
    • ‘Web-spinners pick up vibrations through the silk threads of the web.’