lobsterman

noun
lob·​ster·​man | \ ˈläb-stər-mən How to pronounce lobsterman (audio) \

Definition of lobsterman

: one whose business is lobstering

Examples of lobsterman in a Sentence

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Willink, who grew up on an island in Maine as the son of a lobsterman, is an affable mountain of a biologist. Christopher Borrelli, chicagotribune.com, "With duct tape and 72 magnets, scientists are looking for a meteor on the bottom of Lake Michigan. Will they find it?," 28 Aug. 2019 Canadian fishermen catch the same species of lobster as American lobstermen, who are based mostly in Maine. Author: Patrick Whittle, Anchorage Daily News, "US exports to lobster-loving China go off cliff amid tariffs," 26 Aug. 2019 Well, not really; but lobstermen are in the North Atlantic. Ron Browning, baltimoresun.com, "Havre de Grace: National Lighthouse Week events continue," 9 Aug. 2019 Population drops to 65 or fewer in winter, when snow falls and the few remaining lobstermen set out their traps. Christopher Reynoldsstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Maine’s scenic Monhegan Island is a portrait of Brigadoon mixed with L.L. Bean," 25 July 2019 This is a competition, but lobstermen are a tribe, one that has internal squabbles over rules and territory but is ultimately united enough to manage and sustain a fishery across generations. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Lobstermen Go Racing," 30 June 2019 The state held the last of several meetings with lobstermen about the new rules on Thursday in Freeport. Washington Post, "Changes to lobster fishery to help whales might arrive 2021," 27 June 2019 Lobsters will also continue to be on the move, the researchers predicted In the colder waters off Maine, lobstermen have been hauling in record catches. Martin Finucane, BostonGlobe.com, "Hundreds of fish species will be forced to shift north due to climate change, study says," 16 May 2018 Julie, whose preferred title is lobsterman, is one of the rising number of female captains and crew—though women still account for only 4% of Maine’s commercial lobster licenses. Heller Mcalpin, WSJ, "‘The Last Lobster’ Review: Deer Isle in Twilight," 19 July 2018

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First Known Use of lobsterman

1881, in the meaning defined above

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