noun 1. a small venomous Australian spider, Latrodectus hasselti, having long thin legs and, in the female, a red stripe on the back of its globular abdomen
- Red-backed shrike
noun 1. a common Eurasian shrike, Lanius collurio, the male of which has a grey crown and rump, brown wings and back, and a black-and-white face
- Red-back spider
[red-bak] /ˈrɛdˌbæk/ noun 1. a venomous spider, Latrodectus hasselti, of Australia and New Zealand, related to the black widow spider and having a bright red stripe on the back.
noun 1. a novel (1895) by Stephen Crane.