lobster pot


: lobster trap
especially : one with wooden slats and a domed top

Illustration of lobster pot

Illustration of lobster pot

Examples of lobster pot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After all, their livelihoods depend on the sustainability of the herring, most of which is shipped for use as bait in New England lobster pots. USA TODAY, 15 Jan. 2024 Damm was never compensated and had to pay for new lobster pots. Will Sennott, ProPublica, 18 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1764, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lobster pot was in 1764

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“Lobster pot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lobster%20pot. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

lobster pot

: a trap for catching lobsters

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