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Definition of lobster noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a sea creature with a hard shell, a long body divided into sections, eight legs, and two large claws (= curved and pointed arms for catching and holding things). Its shell is black but turns bright red when it is boiled.
  2. 2[uncountable] meat from a lobster, used for food
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: lobster