lob·​ster·​ing ˈläb-st(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce lobstering (audio)
: the activity or business of catching lobsters

Examples of lobstering in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many of the city's 6,600 residents have some tie to lobstering; modest house after house has stacks of rectangular lobster traps in the driveway. Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press, 12 July 2024 Once-robust lobstering in southern New England has declined significantly. Charles Colgan, The Conversation, 10 June 2024 Indeed, the federal government’s lease proposal spares Maine’s key lobstering grounds from development, removing a potential obstacle. David Sharp and Jennifer McDermott, The Christian Science Monitor, 15 May 2024 The property's water activities will focus on educating resort guests on best practices for fly casting, lobstering, and boating. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 10 Apr. 2024 Alternative lobstering spots in Florida include Miami, Jupiter, Fort Lauderdale, and Palm Beach. Jp Shaffer, Miami Herald, 4 Apr. 2024 In Massachusetts' Cape Cod Bay, regulations since 2015 have banned the use of lobstering equipment from Feb. 1 until at least April 30, and the closure often extends beyond that date if the animals are still spotted in the area. Mary Whitfill Roeloffs, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2024 Logging, blueberry picking and lobstering don’t always provide year-round employment; resourceful residents supplement incomes by digging for clams or collecting balsam tips for wreath-making. David Sharp, Anchorage Daily News, 30 June 2023 Since her husband died in 2006, Oliver’s son, Max Jr., 80, has been her lobstering partner. Sydney Page, Washington Post, 21 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

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 23 Jul. 2024.

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