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 The deal involves offshore fishing, not the inshore lobstering that has been in dispute. Sara Miller Llana, The Christian Science Monitor, "Troubled waters: Why a clash over crustaceans is roiling Canada," 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, "Troubled waters: Why a clash over crustaceans is roiling Canada," 7 Dec. 2020 Carefully check state regulations as lobstering everywhere is regulated to seasons, size, methods used, and number taken. Popular Science, "14 wild edibles you can pull right out of the ocean," 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, "Taft Museum of Art features artist who inspired 'Star Wars' and 'Game of Thrones' creators," 6 Feb. 2020 Hannah says during a pleasant day of lobstering and making out. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al.com, "Tensions rise on ‘The Bachelorette,’ as men get testy and manipulative for Hannah’s heart," 4 June 2019 The Last Lobster: Boom or Bust for Maine’s Greatest Fishery?’’ (St. Martin’s), Christopher White dives into the lobstering boom that’s taken place over the past five years, with a harvest in 2013 of nearly 128 million pounds. Nina Maclaughlin, BostonGlobe.com, "Maine lobsters, Vermont hippies, and a prom for readers," 1 June 2018 His passion for lobstering, fishing, and the outdoors is but one legacy passed on to family and friends. courant.com, "Armand E. Ducharme," 28 Jan. 2018 Our fondest memories of him include his passion for lobstering and exploring the beauty of the underwater world with his wife, children, and grandchildren. Orlando Sentinel, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Deaths in Central Florida: 9/20," 20 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of lobstering

1881, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jan 2021

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“Lobstering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lobstering. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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