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/frob'nits/, pl. 'frobnitzem' /frob'nit-zm/ or 'frobni' /frob'ni:/
n. An unspecified physical object, a widget. Also refers to electronic black boxes. This rare form is usually abbreviated to 'frotz', or more commonly to {frob}. Also used are 'frobnule' (/frob'n[y]ool/) and 'frobule' (/frob'yool/). Starting perhaps in 1979, 'frobozz' /fruh-boz'/ (plural: 'frobbotzim' /fruh-bot'zm/) has also become very popular, largely through its exposure as a name via Zork. These can also be applied to nonphysical objects, such as data structures.