[ goh-boh ]
/ ˈgoʊ boʊ /

noun, plural go·bos, go·boes. Movies, Television.

a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.
a screen or sheet of sound-absorbent material for shielding a microphone from sounds coming from a particular direction.

Origin of gobo

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for gobo

/ (ˈɡəʊbəʊ) /

noun plural -bos or -boes

a shield placed around a microphone to exclude unwanted sounds
a black screen placed around a camera lens, television lens, etc, to reduce the incident light

Word Origin for gobo

C20: of unknown origin
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