lobster pot

noun
a trap for catching lobsters, typically a box made of wooden slats with a funnellike entrance to the bait.
Also called lobster trap.


Origin:
1755–65

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

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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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