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Latin saltus (a leap) + gradi (to walk, go).


saltigrade (not comparable)

  1. (zoology) Having feet or legs formed for leaping.


saltigrade (plural saltigrades)

  1. (zoology) One of the Saltigradae, a tribe of spiders which leap to seize their prey.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for saltigrade in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)