Meaning of “cobweb” in the English Dictionary

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"cobweb" in British English

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cobwebnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɒb.web/ us /ˈkɑːb.web/

Examples from literature

  • The cellar was damp, and great curtains of cobwebs, like gray lace, fell over the empty bins and wine-vaults. 
  • The place was foul with dirt and cobwebs, full of a musty odor. 
  • The plaster fallen off the walls covered the floor, and when the door was opened a horrible tapestry of black cobwebs waved in the draught. 

(Definition of “cobweb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cobweb" in American English

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cobwebnoun [ C usually pl ]

us /ˈkɑbˌweb/

a structure of thin, sticky threads made by a spider (= small creature with eight legs), esp. when the threads are covered with dust:

Cobwebs hung down from the rafters.

(Definition of “cobweb” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)