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[lob-ster-muh n] /ˈlɒb stər mən/
noun, plural lobstermen.
a person who traps lobsters.
Origin of lobsterman
First recorded in 1880-85; lobster + -man
Usage note
See -man. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The lobsterman made other attempts at conversation, but they were unproductive.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The lobsterman chuckled as he undid the door of the trap and thrust in his arm.

    Four Afloat Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Guess you never see no hens like them afore, chuckled the lobsterman as he rowed away.

    Four Afloat Ralph Henry Barbour
  • The lobsterman caught it, called his thanks and gave the Pet a final shove that carried her past him.

    The Motor Girls on the Coast Margaret Penrose
  • "It's a good thing you came along," said Daddy Bunker, as he thanked the lobsterman.

  • There were a good many shorts in the trap, but there were also four good-sized lobsters, and the lobsterman seemed well pleased.

    Four Afloat Ralph Henry Barbour
  • The mournful wail of a horn in the fog now and then announced the location of some lobsterman.

  • Once a lobsterman lost his watch, chain and all; for a day or two he was asking everybody he met if they'd seen it.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman

    Albert Walter Tolman
  • Then a lobsterman has to rebait his traps, and as he does that with rotten fish, it's not a sweet job.

    The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • Once she was sure she saw it, but a second view disclosed a lobsterman coming in from hauling his lobster-pots.

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