lobster trap


: a usually rectangular wooden or metal cage that is baited and placed on the sea bottom and that has a funnel-shaped net used to trap lobsters see also lobster pot

Examples of lobster trap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those are the varieties of seafood found in lobster traps post-Irma. Gwen Filosa, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Guides will demonstrate how to properly haul a lobster trap. Kari Bodnarchuk, BostonGlobe.com, 31 May 2023 Learn about a lobster’s anatomy and life cycle, find out the purpose of lobster’s leg hairs, and discover all the different parts and functions of a lobster trap. Kari Bodnarchuk, BostonGlobe.com, 31 May 2023 The removed gear included 157 feet of line and two wire mesh lobster traps. Dinah Voyles Pulver, USA TODAY, 16 Feb. 2023 Lobsterman Rob Martin will be allowed to fish in the closed areas off Massachusetts because new lobster trap technology using limited amounts of rope will allow it. David Abel, BostonGlobe.com, 1 Mar. 2023 The schedule includes everything from Christmas markets and historic home tours to a literal lobster trap Christmas tree lighting. Hannah Jeon, Good Housekeeping, 14 Sep. 2022 Roderick Grimshaw pushed an empty lobster trap to the stern as Michael Grimshaw hauled up the rest. David Abel, BostonGlobe.com, 13 Dec. 2021 In Gloucester, the lobster trap tree has been a part of the Christmas landscape for 20 years. Shannon Larson, BostonGlobe.com, 15 Dec. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lobster trap was in 1847

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“Lobster trap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lobster%20trap. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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