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Meaning of "fob watch" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FOB WATCH

fob watch  [fɒb wɒtʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FOB WATCH

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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Fob watch is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FOB WATCH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

fob watch

Pocket watch

A pocket watch is a watch that is made to be carried in a pocket, as opposed to a wristwatch, which is strapped to the wrist. They were the most common type of watch from their development in the 16th century until wristwatches became popular after World War I during which a transitional design, trench watches, were used by the military. Pocket watches generally have an attached chain to allow them to be secured to a waistcoat, lapel, or belt loop, and to prevent them from being dropped. Watches were also mounted on a short leather strap or fob, when a long chain would have been cumbersome or likely to catch on things. This fob could also provide a protective flap over their face and crystal. Women's watches were normally of this form, with a watch fob that was more decorative than protective. Chains were frequently decorated with a silver or enamel pendant, often carrying the arms of some club or society, which by association also became known as a fob. Ostensibly "practical" gadgets such as a watch winding key, vesta case or a cigar cutter also appeared on watch chains, although usually in an overly decorated style.

Definition of fob watch in the English dictionary

The definition of fob watch in the dictionary is a pocket watch that is attached to a waistcoat by a chain or ribbon.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FOB WATCH


awatch
əˈwɒtʃ
birdwatch
ˈbɜːdˌwɒtʃ
deathwatch
ˈdɛθˌwɒtʃ
dogwatch
ˈdɒɡˌwɒtʃ
doomwatch
ˈduːmˌwɒtʃ
overwatch
ˌəʊvəˈwɒtʃ
quatch
kwɒtʃ
stopwatch
ˈstɒpˌwɒtʃ
swatch
swɒtʃ
watch
wɒtʃ
wristwatch
ˈrɪstˌwɒtʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FOB WATCH

foamier
foamiest
foamily
foaminess
foamingly
foamless
foamlike
foamy
fob
fob off
fobbed
fobbing
FoC
focaccia
focal
focal distance
focal infection
focal length
focal plane
focal plane shutter

WORDS THAT END LIKE FOB WATCH

batch
catch
digital watch
hunting watch
match
middle watch
midwatch
morning watch
neighborhood watch
neighbourhood watch
night watch
officer of the watch
on the watch
outwatch
patch
quartz watch
scratch
stem-winding watch
suicide watch
wristlet watch

Synonyms and antonyms of fob watch in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «fob watch» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FOB WATCH

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The translations of fob watch from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «fob watch» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

FOB手表
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

reloj de bolsillo
570 millions of speakers

English

fob watch
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एफओबी घड़ी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الساعات فوب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ФОБ часы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

relógio de bolso
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফব ঘড়ি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

montre à gousset
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menonton fob
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Taschenuhr
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

懐中時計
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

인 시계
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Fob watch
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

fob đồng hồ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Fob வாட்ச்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फेब घड्याळ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Fob saati
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

orologio fob
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

fob watch
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ФОБ годинники
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Uita-te la fob
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ρολόι fob
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

fob Watch
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fob klocka
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fob watch
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of fob watch

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FOB WATCH»

The term «fob watch» is quite widely used and occupies the 31.592 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FOB WATCH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about fob watch

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FOB WATCH»

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John Deere Two-Cylinder Collectibles : Collector's Reference ...
... wall, square electric, green/yellow four-legged deer logo w/ "John Deere" wording, 1950s, #8 600.00 Fob, watch, "Mother of Pearl" shield, leaping deer over plow, "antlers forward," w/leather strap/pearl buckle, chipped, #6 150.00 Fob , watch, ...
Greg Stephen
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Inscription on Fob Watch Presented to John Ewing by the ...
Photographs of exterior and interior inscriptions; typescript of interior inscription.
John Ewing, 1902
3
The Notebook
“So, shall I then use it?” I already possess a watch, a wristwatch obviously, and it would be ridiculous to go about wearing both, not to mention that the ideal place for a fob watch is in the waistcoat pocket intended for it, only who today sports ...
José Saramago, 2011
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The Legacy
Doc Clock, very irate, appeared to report the theft of a gold fob watch. He was insistent, never mind the ruddy gypsy, his new gold fob watch had been stolen right off the chain he had just put it on. Evans took down all the particulars, and waited ...
Lynda La Plante, 2012
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Speed Mathematics
Itold him to leave the first four digits as turtle. That gives us: turtle, pen, jail, mail, fob (as in fob pocket or fob watch), cap, moon, movie and roach. Now we join the words. We don't do this by making a story—that leaves too big a margin for error.
Bill Handley, 2012
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The Chambers Dictionary
fob -watch. — IT (obs) to pocket. [Perh connected with L Gerfobke little pocket. HGer dialect fuppe pocket] fob abbrev: free on board. FOC abbrev: father of the chapel (in a trade union). f oc abbrev: free of charge. focaccia fz-kach'j, n a flat round ...
Allied Chambers, 1998
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Snowy Night with a Stranger
And I would like my fob watch back. It has some significance for me above and beyond its financial value.” For some reason she found that she was neither shocked nor surprised at his knowledge. Ned Vasey wasn't the kind of man to be  ...
Jane Feather, Sabrina Jeffries, Julia London, 2008
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Chambers concise dictionary
3 hist a small watch pocket in a waistcoat or trouser waistband, for holding a fob watch. [17c: perhaps related to German dialect/uppe pocket] f.o.b. > abbrev free on board. FOC > abbrev father of the chapel, chairman of a printers' or journalists'  ...
Ian Brookes, 2004
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Chambers Pocket Dictionary
... fob2 n 1 a chain attached to a watch. 2 a decorative attachment to a key ring or watch chain. 3 (hist) a small watch pocket in a waistcoat or trouser waistband. [ Perhaps related to Ger dialect fuppe, pocket] fob watch n a watch for keeping in a  ...
Elaine Higgleton, Howard Sargeant, Anne Seaton, 1992
10
Chabers 21st Century Dictionary
2 a decorative attachment to a key ring or watch chain. 3 historical a small watch pocket in a waistcoat or trouser waistband, for holding a fob watch. © 1 7c: perhaps related to German dialect fuppe pocket. f .o.b. i> abbreviation free on board.

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FOB WATCH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term fob watch is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Police uncover stolen goods horde in Springwood
Officers also uncovered a camera, Manchester United merchandise and an old fob watch when they swooped on a property at Springwood, ... «Brisbane Times, Jul 15»
2
Masterology Part 5 – Hello You & The Professor
That cold glare after opening the fob watch gives me the chills every time. ... If I remember correctly, he was found as a child with the fob watch, ... «Doctor Who TV, Jun 15»
3
Do YOU Think Captain Jack Is The Face of Boe?
That the two met and that Boe quietly found out the truth by, I don't know, telepathically scanning the fob watch, works. That's the link. It seems ... «Doctor Who UK Webzine, Jun 15»
4
Boer War artefacts vanish from Library
... items has been supplied to Police, which includes more than 150 papers and documents, and artefacts such as a compass and fob watch. «PS News, Jun 15»
5
Stolen Boer War veteran's diaries prompt State Library security …
The artefacts include diaries, letters, photographs, uniform badges, a fob watch and a compass. Library director Alan Smith said they were part ... «ABC Online, Jun 15»
6
Family pays tribute to Northampton-born tailor who emigrated to …
“Dad always dressed beautifully, and even when he went to the supermarket, he'd wear a suit and fob watch. “He still kept in touch with a lot of ... «Northampton Chronicle & Echo, Jun 15»
7
An elegy for the sleeper train – a waning symbol that Serco has …
... gentleman could hang his fob watch and keep it from harm. What an enterprise it must have been to timetable these trains: to make sure they ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
8
Seeing Paris on the arm of a sapeur extraordinaire
I checked out his clothes: turquoise trousers, a shirt with fat purple stripes, a violet waistcoat with a mustard pocket silk and a fob watch on a ... «The Australian, Jun 15»
9
Commons Confidential: Big and blond and red all over
The portly Alec Shelbrooke, a son of two teachers, who could be mistaken for a fleshy fogey, in his waistcoat with fob watch and chain, was first ... «New Statesman, Jun 15»
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Breaking point: is the writing on the wall for the paragraph?
But if things continue in this vein, before long the paragraph will go the same way as the harpsichord, the fob watch and the returned phone call ... «The Guardian, May 15»

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