Part of speech: noun

A large hairy spider of warm regions.

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Usage examples "tarantula":

  1. One soldier found something in his plate that looked almost like a tarantula. - "A Soldier in the Philippines", Needom N. Freeman.
  2. Diaz had ignominiously died of the bite of a tarantula before a blow had been struck, but Higli had gratefully received a slight wound in the first encounter, which enabled him to beat a safe retreat to Cairo. - "The Weavers, Complete", Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009.
  3. She was the Tarantula, Jim Porter, another sail- carrier. - "The Seiners", James B. (James Brendan) Connolly.