daddy longlegsdaddy long·legs
- harvestman (sense )
- crane fly
nounpl. daddy longlegs
- Any of various arachnids of the order Opiliones, having a small rounded body and long slender legs. Also called harvestman .
- Chiefly British A crane fly.
(plural daddy longlegs)
Some confusion exists because of the use of (almost) the same term for an insect, a non-spider arachnid and a spider. This is partly alleviated by some authors by reserving the term daddy long-legs spider for the spider alone.
- Alternative form of daddy longlegs