noun Australian.
a close fellow male friend; chum; pal.

1890–95; of uncertain origin Unabridged
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cobber (ˈkɒbə)
informal (Austral), (NZ) a friend; mate: used as a term of address to males
[C19: from dialect cob to take a liking to someone]

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In addition, a pilot mill was constructed and cobber concentrates were produced for metallurgical testing.
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