gobo

Definitions

Food

  • burdock root used in sauces, stocks and braised dishes

Media Studies

  • noun a metal cut-out that is used to project a shape or lighting effect against a wall using a bright studio light

Theater

  • A cut-out masking device used to create special lighting effectson stage. The gobo is placed in a profile spot to shape thebeam, creating such atmospheric effects as soft dappled woodland light,etc.

    Various unconvincing derivations have been offered for the term,including suggestions that it is an acronym of 'gel overblackout' or that it was devised by a lighting-man named Bo.

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