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FOB (fahb)

A small pocket – especially for holding a watch
A short chain attached to a pocket watch
Common clues:
Watch pocket; Watch chain; Watch attachment; Small watch pocket; “The Gift of the Magi” gift; Change pocket; O. Henry gift; Vest pocket
Crossword puzzle frequency: once a year
Frequency in English language: 42581 / 86800
Chairman Mao pocket watch

Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch with chain and fob.

A watch fob is a medallion or ornament attached by leather strap or chain to a pocket watch to assist in locating and removing the watch from a pocket in clothing. Some were originally coded or numbered to assist in return to the owner.

A fob is a small pocket in trousers just below the waistline meant to hold a watch, keys, change, etc.

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