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bobber1

[bob-er]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that bobs.
  2. a fishing bob.
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Origin of bobber1

First recorded in 1830–40; bob1 + -er1

bobber2

[bob-er]
noun
  1. a member of a bobsled team.
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Origin of bobber2

First recorded in 1900–05; bob2 + -er1
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Examples from the Web for bobber

Historical Examples

  • This is a cod ground in winter and spring, the fish being taken on the "bobber trawl."

    Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine

    Walter H. Rich

  • He eyed a school of minnows that were swimming in the shoals and looked again at his bobber.

    The Lost Wagon

    James Arthur Kjelgaard

  • Joe awakened with a start to see his bobber gone down and his line moving slowly out into the stream.

    The Lost Wagon

    James Arthur Kjelgaard

  • Joe took his pole, baited, cast, and watched his bobber float with the gentle current.

    The Lost Wagon

    James Arthur Kjelgaard

  • In goes the minnow—and under goes the bobber—and out comes the first—first—first perch!