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[bob-er] /ˈbɒb ər/
a person or thing that bobs.
a fishing bob.
Origin of bobber1
1830-40; bob1 + -er1


[bob-er] /ˈbɒb ər/
a member of a bobsled team.
1900-05; bob2 + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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.
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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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