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frob


frob


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  frob  /frob/  1.  n.  [MIT;  very  common]  The  {TMRC}  definition  was 
  "FROB  =  a  protruding  arm  or  trunnion";  by  metaphoric  extension,  a  `frob' 
  is  any  random  small  thing  an  object  that  you  can  comfortably  hold  in 
  one  hand;  something  you  can  frob  (sense  2).  See  {frobnitz}.  2.  vt 
  Abbreviated  form  of  {frobnicate}.  3.  [from  the  {MUD}  world]  A  command  on 
  some  MUDs  that  changes  a  player's  experience  level  (this  can  be  used  to 
  make  wizards);  also  to  request  {wizard}  privileges  on  the  `professional 
  courtesy'  grounds  that  one  is  a  wizard  elsewhere.  The  command  is  actually 
  `frobnicate'  but  is  universally  abbreviated  to  the  shorter  form 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  frob 
 
  /frob/  1.  [MIT]  The  {TMRC}  definition  was  "FROB  =  a 
  protruding  arm  or  trunnion";  by  metaphoric  extension,  a  frob" 
  is  any  random  small  thing  an  object  that  you  can  comfortably 
  hold  in  one  hand;  something  you  can  frob  (sense  2).  See 
  {frobnitz}. 
 
  2.  Abbreviated  form  of  {frobnicate}. 
 
  3.  [{MUD}]  A  command  on  some  {MUD}s  that  changes  a  player's 
  experience  level  (this  can  be  used  to  make  wizards);  also  to 
  request  {wizard}  privileges  on  the  "professional  courtesy" 
  grounds  that  one  is  a  wizard  elsewhere.  The  command  is 
  actually  frobnicate"  but  is  universally  abbreviated  to  the 
  shorter  form 
 
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