One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A trap resembling a basket, used for catching crayfish.‘his boat capsized while he was checking craypots off Cape Douglas’
- ‘The men left to check cray pots on the the western side of the island.’
- ‘With the island season approaching, now is a busy time for craypot manufacturers.’
- ‘He drowned while retrieving cray pots just beyond the breakers.’
- ‘The cray pot contained 40 undersized crayfish, some as small as 40 mm.’
- ‘The man believes he was cut by a stingray as he was retrieving a cray pot.’
- ‘You can walk a cray pot into the sea and find it teeming with catch the next day.’
- ‘I left with some friends to go tuna fishing and the boat's engine propellers got caught in craypot buoys.’
- ‘Rescue teams have spent three hours working to free a nine metre humpback whale tangled in a craypot rope.’
- ‘The victim was helping her husband pull a craypot on board their aluminium dinghy when the wave struck, flinging the couple on to rocks.’
- ‘The backdrop was a contrast between the beach and the bush, with a dinghy, cray pots, lighthouse, cockatoos, seashells, an outback toilet and windmill included in the display.’
Early 20th century: from a shortening of crayfish + pot.
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