Fob chain
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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  • fob — I. transitive verb (fobbed; fobbing) Etymology: Middle English fobben Date: 14th century archaic deceive, cheat II. noun Etymology: perhaps akin to German dialect Fuppe pocket Date: 1630 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • fob — 1. noun /fɒb/ a) A little pocket near the waistline of a pair of trousers or in a waistcoat or vest to hold a pocketwatch; a watch pocket. 1711 Jonathan Swift, Windsor Prophecy: b) A short …   Wiktionary

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