ADJ: usu ADJ n
If you describe something such as handwriting as spidery, you mean that it consists of thin, dark, pointed lines.

He saw her spidery writing on the envelope.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • spidery — 1825, from SPIDER (Cf. spider) + Y (Cf. y) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • spidery — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ resembling a spider, especially having long, thin, angular lines like a spider s legs …   English terms dictionary

  • spidery — [spī′dərē] adj. 1. like a spider 2. long and thin like a spider s legs 3. infested with spiders …   English World dictionary

  • spidery — adjective Date: 1825 1. a. resembling a spider in form or manner b. resembling a spiderweb < spidery handwriting >; especially composed of fine threads or lines in a weblike arrangement < spidery lace > 2. infested with spiders …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spidery — spi|der|y [ spaıdəri ] adjective 1. ) spidery writing is messy and consists of long thin lines 2. ) long and thin: his spidery legs …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • spidery — UK [ˈspaɪdərɪ] / US adjective 1) spidery writing is untidy and consists of long thin lines 2) long and thin his spidery legs …   English dictionary

  • spidery — adjective a) Like a spider. The spidery space station looked like it would fall apart in a stiff breeze...but there arent any breezes in space. b) Characterized by many spindly extensions …   Wiktionary

  • spidery — adj. Spidery is used with these nouns: ↑handwriting, ↑writing …   Collocations dictionary

  • spidery — spi|der|y [ˈspaıdəri] adj covered with or made of lots of long thin uneven lines ▪ spidery handwriting …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • spidery — adjective writing that is spidery is untidy with long thin lines …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English