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fobThe term fob originated in the late 1800s and refers to an ornament on a pocket-watch chain. Today a fob refers to a variety of small electronic devices, including USB drives, authentication tokens, remote car starters and garage door openers. See USB drive, USB dongle and authentication token.
|The Keyless Entry Fob|
|For years, opening car doors with the fob has been standard equipment.|
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Abbr. for “free on board.”
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