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2 definitions found
 for frob
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  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 (18 March 2015) :

  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 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.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

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