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lobster pot

a trap for catching lobsters, typically a box made of wooden slats with a funnellike entrance to the bait.
Also called lobster trap.
Origin of lobster pot
1755-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • You mean there's a lobster-pot attached to every one of those?

    The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • 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
  • 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
British Dictionary definitions for lobster-pot

lobster pot

a round basket or trap made of open slats used to catch lobsters
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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