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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service, which is tasked with protecting the whales, updated its rules last year, requiring lobster fishers to reduce the amount of rope in the water and to restrict lobstering for part of the year. Emily Heil, Washington Post, 29 Nov. 2022 During the cooler months, starting as soon as the first week of October, the population drops, the ocean is still warm, and the weather is ideal for enjoying outdoor activities, such as biking, sailing, lobstering, and strolls to nearby lighthouses along 82 miles of coastline and dramatic cliffs. Rachel King, Fortune, 23 Oct. 2022 Enjoy your ‘lobstering’ and fishing! Louis Menand, The New Yorker, 4 July 2020 The state’s Democratic and Republican lawmakers have insisted that there is no proof that lobstering is driving right whales toward extinction. Timothy Bella, Washington Post, 15 Mar. 2023 Evidence is scant that lobstering is driving the endangered whale’s numbers down, say both Democratic and Republican lawmakers from the state. Dino Grandoni, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Nov. 2022 On top of suddenly acquiring one of the island's coveted lobstering permits, the Lams received a large influx of cash and a tiny private island...sold to them for $10 from Sean Muldoon. Matt Cabral, EW.com, 2 Dec. 2021 While fisheries and ship strikes are also threats to the whales, researchers believe that lobstering in the Gulf of Maine poses a great risk. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 21 Dec. 2022 Last year the agency, which is responsible for protecting the species, updated its safeguards by compelling lobstermen to reduce the amount of rope in the water and restrict lobstering for part of the year. Dino Grandoni, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 10 Jun. 2023.

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