go·​bo | \ ˈgō-(ˌ)bō How to pronounce gobo (audio) \
plural gobos also goboes

Definition of gobo

1 : a dark strip (as of wallboard) to shield a motion-picture or television camera from light
2 : a device to shield a microphone from sound

Examples of gobo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The restaurant offers spicy and traditional Japanese fried chicken by the piece and in sets, with sides such as curry mac and cheese, garlic noodles, cream corn and kinpira gobo. Los Angeles Times, "Straight outta Hokkaido, Baked Cheese Tart sets up shop in Century City," 1 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of gobo

1923, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for gobo

origin unknown

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“Gobo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gobo. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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