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Pronunciation: (fob), [key]
1. a small pocket just below the waistline in trousers for a watch, keys, change, etc. Cf. watch pocket.
2. a short chain or ribbon, usually with a medallion or similar ornament, attached to a watch and worn hanging from a pocket.
3. the medallion or ornament itself.


Pronunciation: (fob), [key]
v.t., fobbed, fob•bing.
1. Archaic.to cheat; deceive.
2. fob off,
a. to cheat someone by substituting something spurious or inferior; palm off (often fol. by on): He tried to fob off an inferior brand on us.
b. to put (someone) off by deception or trickery: She fobbed us off with false promises.


free on board: without charge to the buyer for goods placed on board a carrier at the point of shipment: automobiles shipped f.o.b. Detroit. Also,F.O.B.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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