American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A slatted cage with an opening covered by a funnel-shaped net, used for trapping lobsters.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pot or trap for lobsters. There are many patterns. The common house-pot is made of laths. The hand-pot is a circular iron hoop, as large as a hogshead-hoop, having under it a net and over it wooden bows, with bait hung in the middle. It has often taken six or eight lobsters at once.
- n. A trap used to catch lobsters, resembling a crate with a small opening that a lobster can enter but has trouble exiting.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a device used to trap lobsters, consisting of a semi-cylindrical structure made of wooden slats, with openings formed of funnel-shaped nets allowing lobsters to enter, but impeding their exit. It is also called a
- n. trap for catching lobsters
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