lobster trap


Definition of 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

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Maine was dreamy, with quiet stretches of woods full of swimming holes and rope swings, lobster traps stacked in pleasing geometries. Eryn Loeb, Longreads, "When Friendship Fades But the Images Linger," 9 Aug. 2019 Three others were spotted near Miscou Island trailing ropes, which attach crab and lobster traps on the seabed to buoys (see map). The Economist, "To save whales, Canada sets a maritime speed limit," 18 July 2019 The plan would mean reducing by half the number of lobster trap lines that could entangle whales. USA TODAY, "Glowing rock fight, Statehouse stash, hometown hero: News from around our 50 states," 15 July 2019 What follows is a really sweet lobster trapping date on the water (only The Bachelorette). Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "Tyler Cameron Just Became The Bachelorette’s Front-Runner — Here's How," 6 June 2019 Salmon racks haven’t seen the inside of a Maine lobster trap for twenty years. Andrew Hetherington, National Geographic, "Maine is running out of lobster bait. Is salmon the answer?," 1 May 2019 In the Marine Tent, kids of all ages have hands-on educational opportunities, including sea life touch tank and lobster trap building demonstrations. Necee Regis, BostonGlobe.com, "Here, there, and everywhere," 10 July 2018 Though the world didn’t beat a path to his door in Northbridge, Mass., Mr. Knott eventually persuaded most manufacturers of lobster traps to use his product—plastic-coated wire mesh—rather than wood to make their devices. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "James Knott Pioneered Modern Lobster Traps and Fended Off the EPA," 24 Aug. 2018 While there is definitely a lot of old money parked in the island’s clifftop estates, this is still very much a place where locals greet each other by first name, where fisherman sail out before sunrise to pull up their lobster traps. Todd Plummer, Vogue, "This Maine Island Might Be the Most Beautiful Spot in New England," 22 Aug. 2018

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1847, in the meaning defined above

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