Any of various eight-legged, predatory arthropods, of the order Araneae , most of which spin webs to catch prey.
(Internet) A program which follows links on the World Wide Web in order to gather information.
(chiefly, Australia, and, New Zealand) A float (drink) made by mixing ice-cream and a soda or fizzy drink (such as lemonade).
* 2002', Katharine Gasparini, ''Cranberry and vanilla ice cream '''spider'' , recipe in ''Cool Food ,
(slang) A spindly person.
(slang) A man who persistently approaches or accosts a woman in a public social setting, particularly in a bar.
(snooker, billiards) A stick with a convex arch-shaped notched head used to support the cue when the cue ball is out of reach at normal extension; a bridge.
(cookware, US, UK, historical) A cast-iron frying pan with three legs, once common in open-hearth cookery.
* 1846 , Mary Hooker Cornelius, The Young Housekeeper's Friend ,
page 146, recipe 28 “To fry salt pork”:
* 2005 , Marty Davidson, Grandma Grace's Southern Favorites , recipe for “strawberry coconuts”, Rutledge Hill Press, ISBN 1-4016-0219-3, page 193:
- Cut slices and lay them in cold water in the spider'; boil them up two or three minutes, then pour off the water and set the ' spider again on the coals and brown the slices on each side.
* 2008 , Corona Club (San Francisco, California), Corona Club Cook Book ,
- In spider pan or deep skillet set over hot coals, quickly fry a few at a time in deep lard until brown.
(cookware) Implement for moving food in and out of hot oil for deep frying, with a circular metal mesh attached to a long handle.
* 1996 , City and Guilds of London Institute, Food preparation and cooking. Cookery units. Student guide. , Stanley Thornes, ISBN 0-7487-2566-0, unit 2ND5, element 2, page 157:
- Melt ½ the dry sugar in the spider , stirring with knife until all is melted.
* 2008 , Anna Kasabian and David Kasabian, The Wild Fish Cookbook , Creative Publishing International, ISBN 1-58923-317-4, page 84:
- If you are deep-frying your falafel, use a spider or basket to place them gently into the hot oil, which should be preheated to a temperature of 175°C (330°F).
A part of a crank, to which the chainrings are attached
(slang) Heroin (street drug).
(music) Part of a resonator instrument that transmits string vibrations from the bridge to a resonator cone at multiple points.
A skeleton or frame with radiating arms or members, often connected by crosspieces, such as a casting forming the hub and spokes to which the rim of a fly wheel or large gear is bolted; the body of a piston head; or a frame for strengthening a core or mould for a casting.
- Consider investing in a frying basket or a spider' for small amounts of fish. A ' spider looks like a metal web and has a long handle and can lower and raise fish from the hot oil.
* (assassin spider)
* (coconut spider)
* (pelican spider)
(Internet, of a computer program) to follow links on the World Wide Web in order to gather information.
- ''The online dictionary is regularly spidered by search engines.
* Web spidering
One of the mouthparts of a spider or other arachnids, specifically the lobe of the palpal coxa lateral to the labium.
* 1977 , , Penguin Classics, p.365:
- They speak of Job and his humility, / For clerics when they wish to can endite / Its praises nobly, and especially, / In men — they praise few women when they write.