gobo

[goh-boh]
noun, plural gobos, goboes. Movies, Television.
1.
a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.
2.
a screen or sheet of sound-absorbent material for shielding a microphone from sounds coming from a particular direction.

Origin:
1925–30, Americanism; origin uncertain

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gobo (ˈɡəʊbəʊ)
 
n , pl -bos, -boes
1.  a shield placed around a microphone to exclude unwanted sounds
2.  a black screen placed around a camera lens, television lens, etc, to reduce the incident light
 
[C20: of unknown origin]

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