bobber

1
[ bob-er ]
/ ˈbɒb ər /

noun

a person or thing that bobs.
a fishing bob.

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Origin of bobber

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First recorded in 1830–40; bob1 + -er1

Definition for bobber (2 of 2)

bobber2
[ bob-er ]
/ ˈbɒb ər /

noun

a member of a bobsled team.

Origin of bobber

2
First recorded in 1900–05; bob2 + -er1
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