Meaning of craypot in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkreɪpɒt/


Australian, New Zealand
  • A trap resembling a basket, used for catching crayfish.

    ‘his boat capsized while he was checking craypots off Cape Douglas’
    • ‘With the island season approaching, now is a busy time for craypot manufacturers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The cray pot contained 40 undersized crayfish, some as small as 40 mm.’
    • ‘I left with some friends to go tuna fishing and the boat's engine propellers got caught in craypot buoys.’
    • ‘The victim was helping her husband pull a craypot on board their aluminium dinghy when the wave struck, flinging the couple on to rocks.’
    • ‘He drowned while retrieving cray pots just beyond the breakers.’
    • ‘You can walk a cray pot into the sea and find it teeming with catch the next day.’
    • ‘The men left to check cray pots on the the western side of the island.’
    • ‘Rescue teams have spent three hours working to free a nine metre humpback whale tangled in a craypot rope.’
    • ‘The man believes he was cut by a stingray as he was retrieving a cray pot.’


Early 20th century from a shortening of crayfish + pot.