lob·​ster·​ing | \ ˈläb-st(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce lobstering (audio) \

Definition of lobstering

: the activity or business of catching lobsters

Examples of lobstering in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is a hard-working harbor, home to more than 100 fishermen and -women, and remains one of the top lobstering ports in Maine (second only to Stonington). BostonGlobe.com, 23 June 2021 Trips run the gamut, from a two-hour lobstering trip (great for families with small fry; $400) to a nine-hour-long tuna charter ($1,350). BostonGlobe.com, 10 June 2021 Add-on Adventure Packages include lobstering, sunset cruises, and an astronomy cruise. Everett Potter, Forbes, 11 Apr. 2021 But lobstering here is a stunningly deadly pursuit. New York Times, 24 Jan. 2021 The deal involves offshore fishing, not the inshore lobstering that has been in dispute. Sara Miller Llana, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 Dec. 2020 Indeed, Susan Beaton, a commercial lobsterwoman, notes how much lobstering is bound up in the image of the province. Sara Miller Llana, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 Dec. 2020 Carefully check state regulations as lobstering everywhere is regulated to seasons, size, methods used, and number taken. Popular Science, 19 Oct. 2020 The painting tells the story of people traveling to an island off of Maine for a funeral after the patriarch of a significant lobstering family has died. Madeline Mitchell, Cincinnati.com, 6 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of lobstering

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lobstering was in 1881

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“Lobstering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lobstering. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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