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noun 
  1. Any of various eight-legged, predatory arthropods, of the order Araneae, most of which spin webs to catch prey.
  2. (internet) A program which follows links on the World Wide Web in order to gather information.
  3. (context, chiefly, Australian) A "float"; a drink made by mixing ice-cream and a soda or fizzy drink (such as lemonade).
  4. (slang) A spindly person.
  5. (context, snooker, billiards) A stick with an arch-shaped head that is used to support the cue when the cue ball is out of reach at normal extension
verb 
  1. (internet, of a computer program) to follows links on the World Wide Web in order to gather information.
''The online dictionary is regularly spidered by search engines.
Etymology: From late spiíra, from spinnan ("to spin"). Cognate with German Spinne.


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