lobster pot


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.
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Examples from the Web for lobster pot

  • 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
  • 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
  • You mean there's a lobster-pot attached to every one of those?

British Dictionary definitions for lobster pot

lobster pot

lobster trap


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