lob·​ster·​man ˈläb-stər-mən How to pronounce lobsterman (audio)
: one whose business is lobstering

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Kimberly Richards, who lives in Friendship, Maine, is married to a third-generation lobsterman and paints white cedar buoys in custom color combinations. Hannah Beech, New York Times, 26 Nov. 2022 On getting up at 2:45 a.m. with a lobsterman to haul 65 lobster traps out of 30 fathoms of water – once. Owen Thomas, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 Oct. 2022 Clemente, a Boston native who was previously a lobsterman, has worked the ferry for 18 years with 10 of those as a skipper. Stephen Underwood, Hartford Courant, 25 Sep. 2022 Last year, a lobsterman found a female lobster with a shell that resembled blue cotton candy, according to Smithsonian Magazine. Li Cohen, CBS News, 16 Aug. 2022 Keith Miller, 67, a second-generation lobsterman, has been lobstering for more than 50 years, fishing in Wheeler’s Bay between Spruce Head and Tenants Harbor. Kathy Gunst, Washington Post, 25 July 2022 Former lobsterman Joe Young runs both the restaurant and an art gallery, an old fish house full of photos of mid-20th-century Corea. Virginia M. Wright, Outside Online, 18 June 2020 This is the first cotton candy lobster that a Get Maine Lobster lobsterman has caught, said Mark Murrell, CEO of Get Maine Lobster. Megan Marples, CNN, 12 Nov. 2021 Grimshaw is believed to be the last full-time commercial lobsterman in Connecticut — still plying a fishery that was once thick with boats and rich with opportunity. David Abel, BostonGlobe.com, 13 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lobsterman was in 1881

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“Lobsterman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lobsterman. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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