bobber

1
[bob-er]

noun

a person or thing that bobs.
a fishing bob.

Origin of bobber

1
First recorded in 1830–40; bob1 + -er1

bobber

2
[bob-er]

noun

a member of a bobsled team.

Origin of bobber

2
First recorded in 1900–05; bob2 + -er1
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Related Words for bobber

plug, spike, stopper, stop, float, seal, close, phellem, oak, stopple, shive

Examples from the Web for bobber

Historical Examples of bobber

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

  • 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!