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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various arachnids of the order Phalangida, with a small rounded body and long slender legs. Also called harvestman.
  • n. See crane fly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The cranefly; any insect of the family Tipulidae.
  • n. Any (non-spider) arachnid of the order Opiliones, mostly with long thin legs; the harvestman.
  • n. The daddy long-legs spider, any spider of the family Pholcidae.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • An arachnidan of the genus Phalangium, and allied genera, having a small body and four pairs of long legs; -- called also harvestman, carter, and grandfather longlegs.
  • A name applied to many species of dipterous insects of the genus Tipula, and allied genera, with slender bodies, and very long, slender legs; the crane fly; -- called also father longlegs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Great Britain, a name of tipularian dipterous insects, or crane-flies, of the family Tipulid├Ž. Also called father-long-legs and Harry-long-legs.
  • n. In America, a popular name of the opilionine or phalangidean arachnids or harvestmen, spider-like creatures with small rounded bodies and extremely long, slender legs. Also called grandfather-long-legs and granddaddy-long-legs. See Phalangium.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. long-legged slender flies that resemble large mosquitoes but do not bite
  • n. spiderlike arachnid with a small rounded body and very long thin legs

Etymologies

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From daddy + longlegs.

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