The spider, as used in a game of pool (it's like a cue except with a plastic X on the end) which is used for making shots where it is difficult to lean across the table. Called the poofter stick, as it takes the easy way out.
By convention, if a player uses the poofter stick and fails to sink their shot, then the stick is automatically named after that player. Their name remains attached to the stick until another player misses a shot.
Craig: Ball's too far away. I'm gonna use the poofter stick.
(He misses the shot; later)
Bill: Pass the Craig Stick.