watch pocket
Fob Fob (f[o^]b), n. [Cf. Prov. G. fuppe pocket.] 1. A little pocket for a watch; -- callled also a {watch pocket}. [1913 Webster]

2. a short chain or ribbon attached to a pocket watch, usually worn hanging out of the watch pocket, and used to conveniently remove the watch from the watch pocket. [PJC]

{Fob chain}, a short watch chain worn with a watch carried in the fob; a fob[2]. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • watch pocket — n. a small pocket, usually in a vest or trousers, for carrying a watch …   English World dictionary

  • watch pocket — noun a vest pocket to hold a pocket watch • Syn: ↑fob • Hypernyms: ↑vest pocket * * * noun : fob III 1 * * * a small pocket in a garment, as in a vest or trousers, for holding a pocket watch, change, etc. Cf. fob1 ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • watch pocket — watch′ pock et n. clo a small pocket in a garment, as in a vest, for holding a pocket watch, change, etc Compare fob I, 1) …   From formal English to slang

  • watch pocket — a small pocket in a garment, as in a vest or trousers, for holding a pocket watch, change, etc. Cf. fob1 (def. 1). [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • watch pocket — noun A small pocket in the waistband of mens trousers or other garment for carrying a pocket watch …   Wiktionary

  • watch pocket — n. fob, small pocket in a vest or pants to hold a pocket watch …   English contemporary dictionary

  • watch pocket — noun Date: 1831 a small pocket just below the front waistband of men s trousers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • watch-pocket — n. Fob …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • watch — [n1] clock worn on body analog watch, chronometer, digital watch, pocket watch, stopwatch, ticker*, timepiece, timer, wristwatch; concept 463 watch [n2] lookout alertness, attention, awareness, duty, eagle eye*, eye*, gander, guard, hawk, heed,… …   New thesaurus

  • Pocket watch — This article is about the portable timepiece. For the Dave Grohl album, see Pocketwatch (album). A gold pocket watch with hunter case and watch chain …   Wikipedia

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