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[goh-boh] /ˈgoʊ boʊ/

noun, plural gobos, goboes. Movies, Television.
a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.
a screen or sheet of sound-absorbent material for shielding a microphone from sounds coming from a particular direction.
noun (pl) -bos, -boes
a shield placed around a microphone to exclude unwanted sounds
a black screen placed around a camera lens, television lens, etc, to reduce the incident light

1930, American English, Hollywood movie set slang, of unknown origin, perhaps somehow from go-between.


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