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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A slatted cage with an opening covered by a funnel-shaped net, used for trapping lobsters.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A trap used to catch lobsters, resembling a crate with a small opening that a lobster can enter but has trouble exiting.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 lobster trap.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pot or trap for lobsters.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. trap for catching lobsters

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