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A man whose occupation is catching lobsters.
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n, pl -men
a person who catches lobsters
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(ˈlɒb stər mən)

n., pl. -men.
a person who traps lobsters.
usage: See -man.
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Noun1.lobsterman - a person whose occupation is catching lobsters
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
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(127) When a lobsterman sets traps in the territory of his neighbor, he is usually warned that his actions violate the norms of the community.
Among the gifts she bought was "a little lobsterman that was made in Ontario." The irony of its origins "bothered me so much," she said "it just made me mad and upset that we had to do that."
Here, a genial lobsterman - at a visitor's request - opened a large cooler filled with living, freshly gathered lobsters.
WHEN YOU MEET Jon Rogers, the 57-year-old Maine lobsterman looks to be in great shape.
Lobsterman Wayne Nickerson would have never guessed what he would find when he hauled in his lobster traps one Monday morning off the waters of Plymouth, Massachusetts, in the US: a rare bright blue lobster.
Ohnemus is the son of a lobsterman whose working boat is tied up among the dories bobbing in Quissett Harbor in Woods Hole near WHOI.
My neighbor is a lobsterman. A few of the captains I work with on the whale-watch boats used to fish, as did their fathers.
Erik Anderson of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, said he was a ground fisherman for years but left the industry under the weight of what he called an onerous regulatory structure and became a lobsterman. He said the observer fees could mean a vessel would pay more to go fishing than it would earn from the catch.
“From the Maine lobsterman, right to your Niantic table.”
His contact with the island's fisher folk profoundly affected him, and thenceforth he felt the need to become what he was painting: lobsterman, laborer, house carpenter, furniture maker, well digger, lighthouse keeper, sailor, farmer.
In his description of the cries he hears, he does not distinguish between the fishmonger, the lobsterman, or the chimney sweep, despite the practice of using young boys as sweeps, or that the work of a sweep is dangerous and inappropriate for children--commonplace knowledge at the time and a target of social reform.
Sensing his grandfather's loss of purpose, Ferguson anxiously ponders a legacy his grandfather could leave that would represent his life as a lobsterman. For Ferguson, the lobster's capture provides an opportunity for his grandfather to achieve his place in history.