lobster pot

  1. a trap for catching lobsters, typically a box made of wooden slats with a funnellike entrance to the bait.

Origin of lobster pot

First recorded in 1755–65
  • Also called lobster trap .

Words Nearby lobster pot

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How to use lobster pot in a sentence

  • Holy saints, skipper, ye'd not be sendin' me to choppin' poles wid a head on me like a lobster-pot?

    The Harbor Master | Theodore Goodridge Roberts
  • She wouldn't live in a dirty house no more'n she'd live in a lobster pot.

    The Rise of Roscoe Paine | Joseph C. Lincoln
  • This Lecture Room I dont think was originally meant for pictures and acts on the principle of a lobster pot.

    An Autobiography | Elizabeth Butler
  • Nothing was found but a battered old lobster pot, crammed with seaweed and little green crabs.

    Aircraft and Submarines | Willis J. Abbot.
  • Much trouble would have been spared to himself and his translators, if Bbur had known a lobster-pot.

    The Bbur-nma in English | Babur, Emperor of Hindustan

British Dictionary definitions for lobster pot

lobster pot

  1. a round basket or trap made of open slats used to catch lobsters

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