|surgery a long flexible rod, often with a small sponge at one end, for inserting into the oesophagus, as to apply medication|
|[C17: variant, apparently by association with |
|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
|an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.|
probang pro·bang (prō'bāng')
A long, slender, flexible rod having a tuft or sponge at the end, used chiefly to remove foreign bodies from or apply medication to the larynx or esophagus.