(comparative more lobster, superlative most lobster)
- red-colored, especially from a sunburn.
(countable and uncountable, plural lobsters)
- A crustacean of the Nephropidae family, dark green or blue-black in colour turning bright red when cooked, with a hard shell and claws, which is used as a seafood.
- A crustacean of the Palinuridae family, pinkish red in colour, with a hard, spiny shell but no claws, which is used as a seafood.
- (historical) A soldier or officer of the imperial British Army (due to their red or scarlet uniform).
- (slang) An Australian twenty dollar note, due to its reddish-orange colour.
(third-person singular simple present lobsters, present participle lobstering, simple past and past participle lobstered)
- To fish for lobsters.
From Middle English lopster (“lobster"), from Old English loppestre (“lobster, spider-like creature"), believed to be a corruption of Latin locusta (“lobster, locust") + the Old English feminine agent suffix -estre; or from Old English lobbe, loppe (“spider") + the Old English feminine agent suffix -estre, equivalent to lop +"Ž -ster. More at lop.