Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Gaff'
Gaff Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
- 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
- Gaff \Gaff\, n. [OE. gaffe, F. gaffe an iron hook with which
seamen pull great fishes into their ships; cf. Ir. gaf, gafa
hook; perh. akin to G. gabel fork, Skr. gabhasti. Cf.
- A barbed spear or a hook with a handle, used by fishermen in securing heavy fish.
- (Naut.) The spar upon which the upper edge of a fore-and-aft sail is extended.
- Same as Gaffle,
- Gaff \Gaff\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gaffed; p. pr. & vb. n.
To strike with a gaff or barbed spear; to secure by means of
a gaff; as, to gaff a salmon.
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 ...
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- Operation Gaff: During World War II , Operation Gaff was a six-man patrol of Special Air Service commandos , who parachuted into Nazi -occupied France on ...
- Penny gaff: A penny gaff was a popular entertainment for the lower classes in 19th century England . It consisted of short, theatrical entertainments ...