oys·​ter·​ing | \ ˈȯi-st(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce oystering (audio) \

Definition of oystering

: the act or business of taking oysters for the market or for food

Examples of oystering in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rule change to suspend oystering has been backed by the Pew Charitable Trusts, the American Sportfishing Association, the National Wildlife Federation, the Florida chapter of the Nature Conservancy and Apalachicola Riverkeeper. orlandosentinel.com, 9 Dec. 2020 Nelson said that compared to shrimping, oystering doesn’t require much in the way of specialized equipment, so the buy-in is low. al, 3 Jan. 2020 Visiting Suwannee, kids learn about being on the water and where food comes from by fishing, crabbing and oystering. Nancy Moreland, OrlandoSentinel.com, 6 May 2018

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First Known Use of oystering

1662, in the meaning defined above

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“Oystering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oystering. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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