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bob·ber 1

1. A buoyant object used to suspend a fishing line.
2. One who fishes with such an object.

[From bob.]

bob·ber 2

One who reshapes or trims something, especially hair.

[From bob.]
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(Angling) a small float, traditionally made of cork, used in angling
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(ˈbɒb ər)

1. one that bobs.
2. a fishing bob.
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- A person who rides a bobsled or bobsleigh (meaning "short sled").
See also related terms for sled.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bobber - a small float usually made of corkbobber - a small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line
fishing gear, fishing rig, fishing tackle, tackle, rig - gear used in fishing
float - something that floats on the surface of water
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The prize for Most Innovative entry went to Eric Chapin, Tyler Taschner, and Brandon Westrick from South Dakota State University for their entry "Fishing Future," a 3-D printing process for fishing bobbers that enables the affordable customization in terms of bobber color, size, weight, and design, while eliminating the creation of scrap material that results from the traditional method of manufacturing bobbers.
The event featured several categories, including Sportster, Dyna, Softail Touring, V-Rod, Vintage, Touring, Metric Touring, Chopper, Bobber, Burgor, Radical, Trick, Super Shot, Spider CanAm, Hayabousa, best paintwork, and public's choice award.
the blind's string undulated like a bobber on wind-ruffled water
wait and wait for a bobber's dunk-dunk-dunk, for weary parents to
A trophy will be awarded to the selected bike in each category." The 20 categories are Sportster, Dyna, Softail Classic, Softail Custom, Touring, V-Rod, Vintage, Metric, Touring Metric, Chopper, Bobber, Bagger, Radical, Super Sport, Street Fighter, Hayabusa, Best of Show, Best of Paint, Genuine and Spider Can-am.
While some anglers prefer a teeny bobber floating in the hole, I like a spring bobber attached to the rod tip.