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bobber1

[bob-er] /ˈbɒb ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that bobs.
2.
a fishing bob.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; bob1 + -er1

bobber2

[bob-er] /ˈbɒb ər/
noun
1.
a member of a bobsled team.
Origin
1900-05; bob2 + -er1
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Examples from the web for bobber
  • Hanging from a nearby tree is a bobber connected to a fishing line.
  • If your last fishing trip involved a red-and-white plastic bobber, then it's time to upgrade your knowledge of the sport.
  • In areas of sparse vegetation, the shiner can be fished below a bobber.
  • Also try using a slip-bobber and suspending minnows to entice walleye.
  • Time and again the engine stalls and the ship, chug-chug-chugging to a stop, becomes a bobber on the mid-sea waves.
  • Salmon anglers are casting spoons and using night crawlers under a bobber for some coho.
  • The majority of anglers will be trolling, plunking, or fishing under a bobber or float.
  • To catch crappies, use minnows suspended under a bobber.
  • In calm water, make the bobber wink at you by shaking the rod tip up and down to give the fly action.
  • Switch between using a bobber and not using one until you start getting bites.
Slang definitions & phrases for bobber

bobber

Related Terms

deely bopper


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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