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 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 The saltwater waiver also applies to crabbing, lobstering and scalloping. Doreen Christensen, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Free saltwater and freshwater fishing days in June," 30 May 2017

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First Known Use of lobstering

1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Lobstering.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lobstering. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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