Definition of rock lobster in US English:

rock lobster

noun

  • another term for spiny lobster
    • ‘The chilli fish was moist and not too spicy, while the rock lobsters were very flavoursome and also juicy.’
    • ‘He said the council will also set the total allowable catch for the 2001 and 2002 season for rock lobster.’
    • ‘For main course try fettucini with rabbit and artichoke or rock lobster with Barolo butter.’
    • ‘In its rock lobster factory, the company also processes and packs rock lobster for small quota holders who have a vessel and a quota but no processing facilities of their own.’
    • ‘Part of $4 million allocated by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation would aid research into minimising leg loss in rock lobsters.’

Pronunciation

rock lobster

/räk ˈläbstər/