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gobo


gobo [goh-boh] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural go·bos, go·boes. 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 of gobo An Americanism dating back to 1925–30; origin uncertain Examples from the Web for gobo Historical Examples of gobo

  • But the third, it was my friend Gobo, could not by any means get away.

    Maiwa’s Revenge

    H. Rider Haggard

  • Then Gobo, feeling that the situation was getting strained, gave in.

    Maiwa’s Revenge

    H. Rider Haggard

  • So I sat there, looking fierce as a lion, and keeping the sight of my rifle in a dead line for Gobo’s ribs.

    Maiwa’s Revenge

    H. Rider Haggard

  • Accordingly we started in a crouching attitude, I first, Gobo holding on to my coat tails, and the other boy on to Gobo’s moocha.

    Maiwa’s Revenge

    H. Rider Haggard

  • However, I wriggled along somehow, and if it had not been for Gobo and his friend no doubt everything would have gone well.

    Maiwa’s Revenge

    H. Rider Haggard

  • British Dictionary definitions for gobo gobo noun plural -bos or -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

    Word Origin for gobo C20: of unknown origin Word Origin and History for gobo

    1930, American English, Hollywood movie set slang, of unknown origin, perhaps somehow from go-between.

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