gobo

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

origin unknown

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of gobo was in 1923

Dictionary Entries Near gobo

Cite this Entry

“Gobo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gobo. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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