Definition of Gaffers

1. Noun. (plural of gaffer) ¹



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Definition of Gaffers

1. gaffer [n] - See also: gaffer

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gaffers

gaes
gaff-headed sail
gaff-topsail
gaff-topsails
gaff rig
gaff rigs
gaff topsail
gaffa
gaffas
gaffe
gaffed
gaffer
gaffer tape
gaffer tapes
gaffers (current term)
gaffes
gaffing
gaffings
gaffle
gaffled
gaffles
gaffling
gaffrigger
gaffriggers
gaffs
gaffsail
gafiate
gafiated
gafiates

Literary usage of Gaffers

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1. A Narrative of a Visit to the Mauritius and South Africa by James Backhouse (1844)
"Garden. — Separation of Children from Parents.—Mission Villages.—Education.— Birds.— Intercourse with Chiefs.—Bushmen.—Languages of the Bushmen and gaffers. ..."

2. The Nursery Rhymes of England by james orchard HALLIWELL-PHILLIPPS (1886)
"NINTH CLASS—gaffers AND GAMMERS. .Hi-l- CCLII, ERE was an old woman, as I've heard tell, She went to market her eggs for to sell; She went to market all on ..."

3. A Catalogue of Dictionaries, Vocabularies, Grammars, and Alphabets. In Two by William Marsden (1796)
"Specimen of the Language of the gaffers. Anders Sparrman. Stockholm, 1783, 8". * Reife nach Guinea. ..."

4. The Rebellion of 1815, Generally Known as Slachters Nek: A Complete by H. C. V. Leibbrandt (1902)
"11. Had Faber any conversation with him ? 12. To what captain did you then go? 13. What did Faber say to him ? 14. When were the gaffers to come? 15. ..."

5. The American Quarterly Review by Robert Walsh (1834)
"Disputes which arise amongst the gaffers, are settled by the chiefs, who are both law-givers and judges. Their decisions, however, are governed by ..."

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