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lobster pot

noun
1.
a trap for catching lobsters, typically a box made of wooden slats with a funnellike entrance to the bait.
Also called lobster trap.
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65
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Examples from the web for lobster pot
  • And at one point the boat's propeller became fouled in a lobster pot rope.
  • Ocean pout discarding occurs in the commercial fishery primarily with otter trawl, longline and lobster pot gears.
  • To take lobsters, or crabs by trap, without a lobster pot permit.
  • He planned to plug that hole with a lobster pot buoy or a life jacket.
  • Resident and nonresident commercial finfish, fishing and lobster pot licenses.
  • The placement of lobster pot floats and fixed fish gear is prohibited in all designated channels and fairways.
British Dictionary definitions for lobster pot

lobster pot

noun
1.
a round basket or trap made of open slats used to catch lobsters
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Encyclopedia Article for lobster pot

in commercial fishing, portable trap to capture lobster, either half-cylindrical or rectangular and constructed of laths, formerly wooden but now usually plastic. An opening permits the lobster to enter, but not to escape, through a tunnel of netting. Pots are usually constructed with two compartments, called the "chamber" and the "parlour." The lobster enters the chamber first, and then, through another tunnel of netting (or a self-closing door), the parlour, in which bait is placed. The more widely used rectangular pot is about 76 to 102 cm (30 to 40 inches) in length. The pots are usually dropped to the ocean floor in strings of 10 or 15, marked by a buoy for later retrieval.

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