Definition of Lobsterback

1. Noun. British soldier; so-called because of his red coat (especially during the American Revolution).

Exact synonyms: Redcoat
Generic synonyms: Soldier



Definition of Lobsterback

1. Noun. (derogatory) A name given by patriots and rebels to British soldiers during the American Revolution. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lobsterback

lobster-backed
lobster-claw deformity
lobster Newburg
lobster a la Newburg
lobster plant
lobster pot
lobster pound
lobster shift
lobster shifts
lobster stew
lobster tail
lobster tart
lobster thermidor
lobster trap
lobsterback (current term)
lobsterbacks
lobstered
lobsterer
lobsterers
lobstering
lobsterings
lobsterish
lobsterlike
lobsterman
lobstermen
lobsters
lobsterwoman
lobsterwomen
lobstery

Literary usage of Lobsterback

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1. Marine Engineers' Handbook by Frank Ward Sterling (1920)
"lobsterback Boiler, Fig. 10, has a cylindrical shell; box-shaped furnace* with water-legs at one end of the shell; flues leading to the back connection and ..."

2. Short Stories from American History by Albert Franklin Blaisdell, Francis Kingsley Ball (1905)
"The boy picked himself up and, followed by a crowd, went down the street, telling his story to everybody. " There's the lobsterback ..."

3. One Night's Mystery: A Novel by May Agnes Fleming (1876)
"... overheard these words : " I say, Mr. lobsterback, who is that lovely young officer I saw prancing all you fellows to the English Church last Sunday ? ..."

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