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A small underground hiding place, especially a concealed or camouflaged pit used for ambushing or sniping at enemy troops.

[Perhaps from the resemblance of a camouflaged pit to the lidded burrow of a trap-door spider .]
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The movie covers all the events leading up to him uncovering the whereabouts of the once-controversial and scary leader in a spiderhole in Tikrit.
If you think of the last days of Saddam Hussein's freedom, he was in that spiderhole for months.