Gaff

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Gaff Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • an iron hook with a handle; used for landing large fish
  • a spar rising aft from a mast to support the head of a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a sharp metal spike or spur that is fastened to the leg of a gamecock ,
  • a spar rising aft from a mast to support the head of a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail ,
  • an iron hook with a handle; used for landing large fish

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Gaff'


  • Gaff: Gaff may refer to: Pole-shaped devices : Fishing gaff , a pole used in fishing. Gaff or hakapik , used as a seal-hunting weapon ...
  • Gaff rig: Gaff rig is a sailing rig (configuration of sails) in which the sail is four-cornered, fore-and-aft rig ged, controlled at its peak and ...
  • Fishing gaff: In fishing , a gaff is a pole with a sharp hook on the end that is used to stab a large fish and then lift the fish into the boat or onto ...
  • Andrew Gaff: Andrew Gaff (born 16 June 1992) is a professional Australian rules football er, currently playing for the West Coast Eagles in the ...
  • Penny gaff: A penny gaff was a popular entertainment for the lower classes in 19th-century England . It consisted of short, theatrical entertainments ...
  • Operation Gaff: During World War II , Operation Gaff was a six-man patrol of Special Air Service commandos , who parachuted into German-occupied France on ...

Gaff Sample Sentences in News


  • Sea lion found stuck with a gaff pole at La Jolla has died
    The wound from the pole -- which has a hook on one end and is used for fishing -- caused a significant infection and necrosis, or the death of surrounding tissue, according to officials. Read more on this news related to 'Gaff'
  • SeaWorld rescues sea lion injured by gaff pole
    A male sea lion is recovering at SeaWorld after being rescued with a 10 foot gaff pole lodged in his shoulder. It was reported by some good Samaritans Sunday morning in La Jolla.  Read more on this news related to 'Gaff'
  • Crew removes fisherman's gaff from sea lion
    A young adult sea lion is recovering after getting hooked with a fisherman's gaff off the San Diego County coast. Read more on this news related to 'Gaff'

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